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Russian artist in court for fire at French central bank

PARIS (AP) — A provocative Russian performance artist is on trial for setting fire to an office of France’s central bank. Pyotr Pavlensky defied court procedures as the trial opened Thursday in Paris, prompting a row with the translator, who left. Pavlensky is accused of vandalizing state heritage over the 2017 fire, which caused minor […]
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Artist Who Nailed His Scrotum To Red Square Faces Ten Years In Prison For Setting Fire To Bank Of France

Last October, Pyotr Pavlensky was arrested for starting a fire at the entrance to the Bank of France building in Paris — in what he calls an artwork titled Lighting. He was only released from pretrial detention last month, but prosecutors are demanding that he be returned to jail until trial (to begin in January) and are calling for a ten-year sentence. Meanwhile, FEMEN members supporting Pavlensky have been demonstrating outside the courthouse, their mouths taped shut and messages scrawled in b...
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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Released from Detention in France

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky, known for his acts of transgressive protest, has been released from detention for charges of setting the doors of the central Banque de France building on fire. Pavlensky has performed similar acts of protest in Russia, which had a hand in his exile from his home country.  Read more at Artforum  
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Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris

Pyotr Pavlensky was pictured on social media standing in front of flames at a Banque de France building on the Place de la Bastille.
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Russian Performance Artist Sets Fire to Doors of Bank of France

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to an entrance of Bank of France in Paris over the weekend, continuing a series of confrontational performances that have seen him imprisoned multiple times in Russia.  Pavlensky was quickly detained by French police. Read more at Art Newspape
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Artist Who Once Nailed Scrotum To Red Square Sets Fire To Bank Of France

"The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to an entrance of Bank of France in Paris this weekend. The artist also condemned bankers as the new monarchs in his latest act of political performance art in France, the country that granted him political asylum in May. Pavlensky came to worldwide attention for his previous […]
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Russian Dissident Artist Will Seek Asylum in France

The authorities in Russia questioned the performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and his partner after an actress accused them of sexual assault.
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Radical protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky flees from Russia to France

Pavlensky and his partner Oksana Shalygina leave due to accusations of sexual assault, which they deny Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, famous for radical performances denouncing state power that have landed him in jail in the past, has fled to France, where he will seek asylum.In an interview in Paris, the artist who memorably once nailed his scrotum to Red Square, said he fled Russia after he and his partner Oksana Shalygina were accused of sexual assault – allegations he denies. Continue readi...
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Russian artist Pavlensky 'to seek French asylum' amid sex claim

Shock artist Petr Pavlensky leaves Moscow after being told he is being accused of a sex crime.
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The body politic: art, pain, and Putin

The phrase ‘scrotum artist’ was never going to be easy to ignore when it appeared in a newspaper headline. It is also a phrase that has made me reflect upon the nature of politics, the issue of public expectations, and even the role of a university professor of politics. In a previous blog post I reflected on the experience of running a citizens’ assembly and how the emotional demands and rewards of the experience had been quite unexpected. ‘Raw politics’ was the ‘headline’ phrase but now I cann...
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The Case Of Pavlensky -- Lena Hades Contra Petr Pavlensky

I say, it is not fair to support killers. Petr Pavlensky by Lena Hades Let's read an interesting critical essay by Nietzsche -- I mean "Nietzsche contra Wagner" written by Nietzsche himself. Nietzsche explaines in this essay why he parted ways with his friend, Richard Wagner. Nietzsche attacks Wagner's views, his conversion to Christianity, perceiving it as a sign of weakness. In particular, he calls Wagner's music degenerative and relates it to a bit by bit degenerating German culture and soci...
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Russian prosecutors ask for artist Petr Pavlensky to be released with fine

Court hears unexpected request for leniency for man on trial for torching door of security service headquartersIn a rare appeal for leniency, Russian prosecutors have asked a judge to release radical artist Petr Pavlensky with a hefty fine as he faces prison for torching the door of the security service’s headquarters.Pavlensky doused a massive wooden door at the FSB security service’s Moscow headquarters with gasoline and set it on fire in a November performance he called Threat. Continue readi...
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Russia’s Anti-Police State Artist Nominated For Police State Prize

Petr Pavlensky—my favorite performance artist since he nailed his scrotum to the Red Square to protest Russia’s police state and “the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of Russian society”—has been in jail since November, after he set fire to Moscow’s Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters’ wooden door. The FSB—formerly, the KGB—apparently has a state art prize. This year, Pavlensky was nominated and, for some reason, the FSB has accepted this nomination. It is unclear who is trol...
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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky’s Ribs Broken in Russian Jail

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky, held for setting the doors to Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation ablaze, has reportedly had his ribs broken by a guard at the prison where he is being kept.  “Every breath gives me pain,” Pavlensky wrote in a letter.  Read more at Artforum
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Protest artist Petr Pavlensky appears in court after setting fire to Lubyanka

Russian activist intends trial to be seen as part of a performance, and has asked that the charges against him be elevated to terrorist offencesThe Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky appeared in court in Moscow on Thursday morning for preliminary hearings in a case that could see him jailed for three years.In November, Pavlensky set fire to the doors of the headquarters of the FSB, Russia’s security service and the successor agency to the KGB. The artist had his actions recorded on video ...
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Protest artist Petr Pavlensky in court after setting fire to Lubyanka

Activist intends trial to be seen as performance and asks that charges against him be elevated to terrorist offencesThe Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky has appeared in court in Moscow for preliminary hearings in a case that could see him jailed for three years.In November, Pavlensky set fire to the doors of the headquarters of the FSB, Russia’s security service and the successor agency to the KGB. The artist had his actions recorded on video and then posed for photographs in front of t...
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Door-Burning Scrotum-Nailing Ear-Cutting Political Performance Artist Declared "Sane" In Russia

In November, artist Petr Pavlensky—known here for nailing his scrotum to the ground in the Red Square—set fire to the wooden doors of Moscow’s Federal Security Service headquarters. He stood there quietly with the gasoline canister for about 30 seconds until he was arrested. He was charged with “vandalism motivated by ideological hatred.” This week, psychiatric experts declared Pavlensky “sane” and fit to stand trial for his actions, RIA Novosti reports.Read more...
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Russian artist who torched security service building doorway will stay in jail

Pyotr Pavlensky has passed several psychiatric tests after previous performances, which have included him nailing his scrotum to the ground Russia has ruled to keep performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky behind bars until April as he awaits trial for torching the door of the feared security service’s headquarters.Judge Natalya Larina ruled that Pavlensky could attempt to flee justice and travel abroad, and extended his detention in a Moscow prison until 6 April. Continue reading...
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