GPS | RUSSIA | In protest of the Kremlin, Russian performance artist nails his scrotum on Red Square cobblestones (NSFW)

Pyotr Pavlensky’s bodily public actions “involve the actual power mechanisms.” His performances of sewing his mouth closed in protest against the arrest of Pussy Riot, or lying naked in barbed wire to protest harsh laws, have had wide international resonance. Read More


Moscow’s Garage Center needs 5,000+ light bulbs for secret art experiment

In January 2013, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s legendary Art Experiment returns. Art Experiment takes on a new twist – running for nearly a month in Garage’s new pavilion in Gorky Park – this year organisers are keeping activities a close guarded secret Read More

Putin’s Pussy problem | As world awaits Russian court’s verdict, “Free Pussy Riot” protest actions become global

Activists in more than 40 cities around the world (Dublin, Odessa, Melbourne, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Vienna, London, Paris, Moscow and so forth) have joined forces on this very same day to organize political and performance actions that demand the freedom of Pussy Riot. A complete list of events around the world during “Free Pussy Riot Global Day” appears here. Read More

Putin’s Pussy problem | Feminist punk group Pussy Riot calls Vladimir Putin’s Russia “repressive” and “totalitarian”

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, one of the three women, said, “If this political system throws itself against three girls … it shows this political system is afraid of truth.” She called the charges against them a “political order for repression” and denounced Putin’s “totalitarian-authoritarian system.” Read More

Putin’s Pussy problem | Amnesty International demands that Russia release anti-Putin punk singers detained after church performance

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group Pussy Riot. If found guilty, they could be jailed for up to 7 years just for exercising their free speech. The three women are currently in pre-trial detention, which has been extended to January 2013. Read More