(huffPo) – A group of women were slated to snooze in the central gallery of the National Art Museum of Ukraine this month, inviting worthy male suitors to try and wake the slumbering women with a single kiss. They’re not under the spell of an evil witch or a poison apple however; instead, the ladies been recruited to participate in an art exhibit appropriately titled “Sleeping Beauty.” But there’s a serious legal catch to the piece. To participate in the exhibit, potential princes have to sign a contract that states, “If I kiss the Beauty and she opens her eyes, I agree to marry her.” The female performers have also entered into an agreement that reads, “If I open my eyes while being kissed, I agree to marry the kisser.” So unlike the chivalrous charmers of yore, these contemporary heroes are contractually bound to live happily ever after if their princess so chooses.
First of all I love that this is called art. Definition for that gets broader and broader every day. It’s like Chris Angel sitting in a box for a week and calling it magic. These things aren’t art or magic, they’re just “doing something.” Now having said that, I’m not sure who the bigger idiot is here. Sleeping beauty or the nights in shining armor. It’s gotta be her. Like the dudes are losers, but they’re not idiots. They’re art nerds and theater freaks. They see this as their one chance to land a hot wife, so they bought a lottery ticket. Can’t fault them for that. But how much does this chick get paid? Or does she just crazy glue her eyelids shut before going out there? I mean can you imagine opening your eyes and having David Spade standing over you?
And being contractually obligated to marry him? Jesus fucking Christ. Hey maybe I just don’t get the art because I’m not intellectually deep enough. But to me this just looks like a few losers trying to turn one lucky spin of spin the bottle into a date to the prom.