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The line between art and showmanship

This video, from -- wait for it -- "Ukraine's Got Talent," comes via VSL. In it, the Ukranian artist Kseniya Simonova creates an illustrated version of Germany's invasion of the Ukraine through sand-painting. It's impressive as performance, but no doubt the many in the arts world will view it more as a stunt than a genuine artistic enterprise, given its appearance on a reality show. Judge for yourself:


--Colin Dabkowski

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