Art News: “Did Lady Gaga Rip Off Artist Taras Polataiko?” / Hyperallergic

By Alicia Eler

Lady Gaga hosted the last big party of fashion week on September 14 by creating “Sleeping With Gaga,” a performance that has uncomfortable similarities with Canadian-Ukranian artist Taras Polataiko’s recent Sleeping Beauty. After drawing a lot of international press and attention, his modern-day fairytale closed at the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kiev on September 9, five days before her one-night-only performance took place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Fairytales are continually updated to comment on the current times. Gaga used “Sleeping Beauty” to discuss the state of celebrity in the internet age, whereas Polataiko commented not only on the political state of “sleeping” Ukraine post–Orange Revolution but also on the possibilities of a queered fairytale.

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Check out the other very similar Polataiko and Lady Gaga’s performances stories on other networks. Hyperallergic beat these national Ukranian networks to the story: