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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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10.01.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week, Oleg Mavromatti tells us about that time he decided to hook himself up to an electric chair and let internet users vote to electrocute him in Ally/Foe. This action came as a reaction to the current situation in […]

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09.10.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s new feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their idea sketch next to a finished piece. This week  Boryana Rossa of ULTRAFUTURO, an international art-collective co-established in 2004 by artists Boryana Rossa and Oleg Mavromatti talk about their transgressive 2005 piece SZ-ZS performance wherein Mavromatti stitched Rossa to a mirror with a surgical thread, as observed by the […]

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12.21.11 Marina Galperina

This graphic performance action follows the international occurrence of protestors sewing their mouths closed, like this one in Greece in solidarity with mistreated Iranian asylum seekers. Watch as two artists get Stitched Together. NSFW. […]

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