Michele Pred, Artist, Uses Birth Control Tiara In 'Miss Conception' Exhibit (PHOTOS)

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A gown. A tiara. A scepter. A sash. Sounds like typical beauty queen regalia right? Except this particular set of pageant-wear isn't just covered in rhinestones. It's also studded with birth control pills. (Scroll down for photos.) The outfit is part of 'Miss Conception,' an exhibit by artist Michele Pred which opens on December 4th at Miami Art Basel, the international contemporary art fair held every year in the Magic City. According to Pred's website, the performance installation 'offers a wry commentary on 21st century sexual politics, with a focus on birth control.' On December 4th, for two and a half hours, Pred donned said gown, tiara, scepter and sash and became 'Miss Conception.' She will do the same on December 7th. 'I'm dressing up ... in this very '60s-era version of a beauty queen to reflect on that era and how many things haven't changed since that era in regards to...

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