Here's a woman who takes her performance art seriously and with a good cause in mind: Alice Newstead. Yesterday in Hong Kong she had herself suspended in front of the press by means of two shark fishing hooks. The one in her back is piercing her flesh (inset). Alice's courageous stunt publicized the opening of a week-long art exhibition dedicated to shark conservation. Hong Kong is the centre of that disgusting and barbaric custom of stripping live sharks of their fins for soup. I've posted a number of Fizza Abdulrasul's protest paintings against shark fin soup (CLICK). For more of her paintings, type Fizza into my Blogger search box. She's currently awaiting a serious operation. Get well soon, Fizza. and restart painting. We miss your art.