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02.28.11 Marina Galperina

Artists Oleg and Leonid of Voina are free after the Russian court finally accepted Banksy’s bail money (more useful than some Oscar). Now, the controversy has shifted to their nomination for the State Innovation Art Prize. They have just been cut from the list of nominees and other Russian artists are already threatening a boycott. […]

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02.14.11 Marina Galperina

Renegade art group Voina has been nominated and shortlisted for the contemporary art State Prize Innovation for their June 2010 Work of Visual Art – the epic graffiti bombing of a major St Petersburg draw bridge with a “Giant Galactic Space Dick” that rose promptly at 2:00 am in front of the offices of Russia’s […]

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06.17.10 Bucky Turco

After spreading the word about renegade art-group Voina’s phallic vandalism of a major St. Petersburg bridge in Russia, CNN Mexico put out their feelers and asked us if we could hook them up with the “gigant dick.” […]

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06.16.10 Marina Galperina

Yeah, “Russia sucks“, Russian authorities are corrupt, but what are you going to do about it? Well, St Petersburg’s renegade art-group of political pranksters – Voina (War) – turned a historic bridge into one giant “Fuck You!” to the Russian federal agencies. Here’s how they pulled it off. […]

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06.15.10 Marina Galperina

St. Petersburg’s historic bascule bridge has just been hilariously vandalized. The Liteiny Bridge rose its usual 67° to allow ships to pass and revealed a towering phallus to the waiting traffic. Political motive pending. [UPDATE: How Russian art-group Voina “dicked” the bridge.] […]

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