The Russian dissident Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, 35, is to face invasion of privacy charges after leaking a graphic sex tape of Parisian mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux. The politician is a member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party La République En Marche.
In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is it for art? Or should we categorise him as an attention-seeking spoilt brat? Pavlensky was on trial for setting fire to the facade of a French central bank building, a performance […]
Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.
A Moscow court, yesterday released the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky who has spent seven months in jail for burning the front entrance to the Moscow headquarters of the FSB security services, the dreaded successor to the feared Soviet-era KGB. The court instead handed out a hefty fine, in a rare show of leniency by the authorities. The judge ordered the artist […]
The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and sewing up his lips, in protest to government censorship, has been banned from the competition for Russia’s top art prize, the ‘Innovatsiya’ (Innovation). This has prompted criticism of censorship from the art community and several resignations from the selection committee and curators has followed. […]
The detention of the conceptual artist Pyotr Pavlensky, best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square has been upheld. 31 year old Pavlensky has been charged with vandalism after he set alight the entrance to Russia’s security service headquarters,(the former KGB) on 9 November. He was lawful in rejecting a petition by his lawyer Olga Chavdar that he be released […]
A Russian court has ruled against releasing the radical artist Pyotr Pavlensky from prison, while the artist awaits trial over the torching of the doors of FSB security service headquarters. Moscow City Court upheld the decision by a district court to jail Pavlensky during the investigation into his political protest last month, RIA Novosti news […]
The extreme performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky created a storm in Russia last November by nailing his scrotum to the cobblestones of Moscow’s Red Square, he did this to denounce the political indifference of modern Russian society – the artist is at it again this time however Pavlensky has now cut off his earlobe to protest […]
Pyotr Pavlensky, the performance artist who stripped naked and nailed his scrotum to the cobble paving in Red Square, may face up to five years in prison. A Russian report stated that the 29-year-old artist now faces the charge of hooliganism, the same charge as art/punk band Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace activists whose ship […]
Pyotr Pavlensky, 29, a performance artist has been arrested in Moscow after stripping naked and driving a nail through his scrotum into the cobblestone paving, outside the Lenin Mausoleum, in Red Square. The artist is known for sewing his mouth shut, in protest of the incarcerated Punk/art band Pussy Riot. He sat for an hour […]