If any of the five real-life sleeping beauties open their eyes when they are kissed by their suitors at an art exhibit in Kiev, they are contractually obliged to marry them
If any of the five real-life sleeping beauties open their eyes when they are kissed by their suitors at an art exhibit in Kiev, they are contractually obliged to marry them.
The women were chosen earlier this month to each lie sleeping for three days as part of an installation in the National Art Museum of Ukraine.
As they sleep, men survey and kiss the women, trying to wake them.
If the sleeping beauties open their eyes, both man and woman are contractually obliged to tie the knot.
"Everybody, any viewer, will have to sign the contract, which says if – this is very important, because nobody has to – 'if I kiss the beauty and she opens her eyes while being kissed, I marry her'," said Ukrainian-Canadian artist Taras Polataiko, who organized the exhibit.
Requirements for the princes and princesses are the same: they must be over 18 years old, they should not be married, and they are required to have a serious intention and sincere desire to get married.
Men were allowed to kiss the beauty only once, and only on the lips.
Polataiko said he hoped the exhibit would produce a real love connection for participants and male visitors.
"I hope they come, so it will be more interesting for the beauties. But I really don't know. It's a really serious thing, it's marriage," he said.
The Sleeping Beauty exhibit runs from Aug 22 to Sept 9.