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Sleeping Beauty to Awaken Political Slumber in Ukraine

An art exhibit called "the Sleeping Beauty project" has been causing a stir in Ukraine.

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It's part social experiment – part political statement.

The exhibit features women who look to be sleeping.

Gallery visitors have the opportunity, if they meet certain criteria, to kiss the sleeping woman.

And if she opens her eyes, she will marry the person who kissed her.

Artist Taras Polataiko speaks to Marco Werman about the symbolism behind the exhibit.