Anti-rape ‘Mattress Performance’ is art, not protest

Emma Sulkowicz's 'Mattress Performance' shines light on institutional, legal and personal ramifications of sexual assault claims.
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Last week, Columbia University visual arts student, Emma Sulkowicz, began ‘Mattress Performance or Carry that Weight’, a performance art piece for her senior thesis project in which the artist is carrying a double-bed mattress to her classes around campus until the university administration expel her alleged rapist.

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