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Extreme art in Doha

In the name of art, would you get a camera surgically implanted into your head for a year? Could have just worn a hat, thinks Kipp.

December 15, 2010 3:41 by

Qatar’s unimaginable wealth can make great things happen. It can make a few freaky things happen as well, it seems.

Wafa Bilal, an Iraqi artist, has had a camera surgically implanted in his head for an art project that will mark the opening of a new Qatari museum called Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

The images captured by the camera will be transmitted to monitors at the new museum, which will host a collection of more than 6,000 artworks dating from the late 1800s to the middle of the 20th century.

Read more: Doha

Source: Al Jazeera

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1 Comment

  1. Plamen on January 4, 2011 11:27 am

    The museum is fine but the implanted camera is disgusting, and cruel and idea.
    As a symbol, the camera is looking backward and that by my humble opinion is not a good direction for starting such an ambitious project.
    Pity how the people degrade in the persuade for money and glory.


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