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11.15.13 Marina Galperina

After nailing himself to the ground by his scrotum near the Kremlin on Sunday as “a metaphor for apathy, political indifference and the fatalism of modern Russian society,” Russian artist Petr Pavlensky was detained by the Moscow police. He was released from the station without any charges filed, but following international press attention — and opportunities […]

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06.26.13 Marina Galperina

They got Marat Guelman. Unbelievable. Marat Guelman — one of Russia’s most forward-thinking high-ranking art figures with vast experience in pushing Kremlin’s sensitive buttons, has been fired as the director of the vital  Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, which he created in 2008. In an Ai Weiwei-style manhunt, Guelman’s finances are being “looked into” and the galerist […]

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