The most expected child of 2011, Baby X, was born today in our beloved town of Bushwick. (We wrote about the performance piece here.)

Performance artist Marni Kotak gave birth to her baby today at 10:17 a.m. at Microscope Gallery.

It is a beautiful and healthy boy; he weighs 9 pounds and 2 ounces and is 21 inches tall.

Marni experienced this unforgettable moment surrounded by a small group of family members, friends, and a handful of randomly chosen participants. I was one of the lucky ones attending, and the atmosphere in the gallery was magical.

I believe that all of the participants were deeply moved by this emotional, raw and true ‘piece of art.’  I feel like the entire audience accomplished this together with Marni, using the commonly created positive energy.  Everyone was also very helpful.

Great news is that Microscope Gallery announced that they are taking part in the popular gallery walk in Bushwick, Beat Nite this Friday, and will stay open until 10 p.m. In addition to the current exhibition, the remnants from the birth along with a video of birth will be added. The exhibition will continue until November 7.

Marni Kotak in Microscope Gallery in Bushwick

Marni Kotak in Microscope Gallery in Bushwick on October 7, one day before the exhibition Birth of Baby X opened.

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