The German artist Gregor Schneider is looking for people that are about to die and are willing to be a part of his exhibition, which will be you dying.
Schneider told the Art Newspaper that he wants to “display a person dying naturally in the piece or somebody who has just died. My aim is to show the beauty of death.” He also told them that his doctor in Düsseldorf is actively looking for possible participants in the exhibition of death.
I don’t know much about the artist, and he may just be out to shock and collect his 15 minutes, but I don’t have a problem with his plans. If the person dying is aware of what he or she is participating in and it’s done in a reasonably tasteful manner, I’m fine with it. I probably wouldn’t go to the exhibition, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be exhibited.
It’s a thousand times more tasteful than killing an animal for art, as I doubt that any of the animals from the recent Adel Abdessemed exhibition signed a consent form to agree to be filmed while they took a sledge hammer to the head.