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The St. Petersburg-based artist who nailed his scrotum to the ground at Red Square last year, just pulled a Van Gogh as part of a new political protest in Moscow. Petr Pavlensky climbed the wall of a psychiatric institution on Sunday and proceeded to cut off his earlobe. Pavlensky was taken to a hospital by police and […]

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Earlier today, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and others were brutally attacked by Cossacks in Sochi, 20 miles from the Olympic Park, while performing a Pussy Riot action. The Cossacks are part of Sochi’s internal security force, beefed up for the Olympics. Shortly after, the IOC denied violations of the Olympic Charter as it was a “local” Sochi issue […]

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St. Petersburg’s Anarchist Actionist Petr Pavlensky appeared in a Moscow court earlier this week, after being charged with “hooliganism motivated by political, ideological, racial, ethnic or religious hatred or animosity towards any social group” (Article 213) for nailing his scrotum the Red Square. Which social group? Neither the judge nor the prosecutor could specify. That’s fairly standard […]

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Another nearly perfect, topical piece of art has floated up in the interwebs. Although it’s quite blunt as far as metaphors go, looks like mixed media artist Francis Baker is really onto something with this Armament. Baker was inspired by the Arab Spring, replete with visuals of hurled, flaming Molotov cocktails. You know what would […]

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The girls from the Ukrainian topless protest crew FEMEN voiced their support for Occupy Wall Street, and so, on queue, here are some local Zuccotti Park occupiers paying a stoic tribute with “Femen Occupation,” disrobed out in the cold. […]

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Artist Mike Brenner shaved his head Ai Weiwei-style outside Milwaukee Art Museum in support of the persecuted dissident. With this public shave, he objected the museum’s decision to run an exhibit curated in conjunction with the Chinese government. […]

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F.A.T. artists continue their support of detained artist Ai Weiwei by offering downloadable DIY “FREE Ai Weiwei glasses,” get it? Take Ai’s middle finger with you IRL, when not using the Fuck Off bookmarklet or the Reverse Firewall on the Chinese internet. Although, really, it’s time for everyone to learn Mandarin and go on Weibo. […]

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Posters depicting the disgraced New York cops who got away with rape are popping up in the Village and, hopefully, all over the city. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMAL New York) […]

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So, here’s “New York artist” Scott LoBaido, who traveled to Kansas so he can paint this devil-incest-orgy outside the Westboro Baptist Church to protest and “alert the creative masses to use their 1st Amendment rights.” Hold the parade. There he is with the same crappy plywood canvases by the proposed Islamic community center in Manhattan, […]

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Earlier, Voina artists were nominated for Russia’s prestigious, state-run Innovation Art Prize for the anti-authoritarian dick-bombing of a St Petersburg bridge. They condemned it as “schizophrenic.” Voina was demonstratively dropped from the list on noms. Yesterday, the prize jury unanimously declared that they reject any “changes to the shortlist of nominees,” so Cock Captured by […]

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