Artist in Jail for Cooking Breakfast on a Vet Monument

06.17.11 Marina Galperina

Twenty-one year old artist Anna Sinkova has been in jail for almost three months for frying eggs on the “Eternal Flame” of a veteran monument in Kiev, Ukraine. She was denied bail today.

The artist was protesting the monument’s waste of natural gas while actual veterans where being denied heat in their apartments. She will remain in jail until her next hearing on June 30. Allegedly, anonymous agents are repeatedly interrogating her and pressuring her to name other members of her art collective.