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Russian Artist Guilty of Setting Fire to French Bank, Released on Time Served

A French court has found the Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky guilty of setting fire to the facade of a state bank building in 2017, carrying a three-year sentence with two years suspended, that saw him released for time served. “The Bank de France at the site of the Bastille is a precedent of monstrous mockery of […]
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Provocative Russian protester convicted for French bank fire

PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted a controversial Russian performance artist for setting fire to an office of France’s central bank. A judicial official said Friday that Pyotr Pavlensky was sentenced to a year in prison plus a two-year suspended sentence. However, the judge allowed him to walk free when his trial ended […]
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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...
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Pyotr Pavlensky, Bank of France, Pavlensky, 10.17.18


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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Why Russia produces (and quashes) so much radical art

Curator Marat Guelman explains the growing influence of radical protest artists like Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky in Putin-era Russia.
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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 […]
Tags: Art, France, People, Paris, Pyotr Pavlensky, Bank of France, Pavlensky, 10.16.17


Petr Pavlensky: Russia artist held over Paris bank fire

Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, fled to France in January.
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Artist accused of setting fire to bank

Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for nailing his scrotum to Moscow's Red Square, fled to France in January.
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Russian performance artist sets fire to Paris bank

PARIS (AP) — A Russian performance artist has been detained after setting fire to the facade of a Paris branch of France’s central bank. The building suffered minor damage and had its doors closed Monday. Earlier this year, Pyotr Pavlensky, who’s known for his politically-charged performances, said he has received political asylum in France. He […]
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Reuters: Lawyer Who Met Don Jr. Counts Russian Spy Agency Among Her Clients

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump, Jr. in June 2016 to discuss damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government campaign of support for his father’s presidential bid, represented the Russian FSB security service in a lawsuit with the Russian government, Reuters reported Friday. Reuters says there is no evidence currently connecting Veselnitskaya to the FSB, however. Veselnitskaya did not respond to the news agency’s request for comment. Accordi...
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Russia's Most Notorious Protest Artist Granted Political Asylum In France

Pyotr Pavlensky - the man who sewed his lips shut in solidarity with Pussy Riot, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and set fire to the headquarters of the successor to the KGB - fled Russia earlier this year following sexual assault charges that may or may not have been trumped up.
Tags: Art, France, Russia, People, KGB, Red Square, Pyotr Pavlensky, 05.08.17


Radical Russian artist in real-life drama over sexual assault claims

Allegations put protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky and political theatre group Teatr.doc at odds despite common causeAllegations of sexual assault have pitted Russia’s boldest political artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, against its boldest political theatre group, Teatr.doc, dividing public opinion this week. “The regime wants to remove Pavlensky,” read the headline of an opinion piece on the website of Snob magazine. “Pavlensky is no martyr,” read another on the same site. Continue reading...
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Is Rape Charge Against Moscow's Scrotum-Nailing Artist Actually Legit?

News broke yesterday that Pyotr Pavlensky, Russia's most notorious protest artist, had fled the country and sought political asylum in France due to allegations of sexual assault that he says are bogus and politically motivated. Rachel Donadio looks into the situation and finds that it's not at all so clear-cut.
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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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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Flees Russian After Sexual Assault Allegations

Russian protest artist Pyotr Pavlensky has fled Russia following accusations of sexual assault that the artist deemed a “denunciation,” pointing to his recent works, including setting the doors of the FSB security service headquarters on fire, as cause for the accusations.  “A system of informing and reporting on others is re-emerging in Russia, showing that totalitarianism […]
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Artist Who Nailed His Scrotum To Red Square Flees Russia After Rape Charge, Seeks Asylum

Pyotr Pavlensky - the protest artist who not only fastened his junk to the pavement in front of the Kremlin but also physically sewed his lips together while Pussy Riot was in prison and set fire to the front door of Russia's secret service headquarters - has fled to France with his wife and children after an accusation of sexual assault (which he says was trumped up) and a seven-hour interrogation at Moscow's airport.
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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 performance artists requests asylum in France

MOSCOW (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist says he has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape charges against him. Pyotr Pavlensky faced two trials in Russia last year on vandalism charges for two stunts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In one, he set fire to the doors of the headquarters of […]
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Russia’s Most Outrageous Performance (And That’s Saying Something) Gets A Burger King Menu

Pyotr Pavlensky – the man who literally sewed his lips shut to protest the Pussy Riot trial, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and set fire to the headquarters of Russia’s secret service as an art project – is being honored by the St. Petersburg branch of the fast food chain with a series of […]
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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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Controversial Russian Artist Stripped Of Human Rights Award After They Found Out What He Wanted To Do With The Money

The Human Rights Foundation withdrew the Vaclav Havel Prize from Pyotr Pavlensky – the man who nailed his scrotum to Red Square, tried to burn down the headquarters of the successor agency to the KGB and call it “art,” and saw Russia’s top art prize cancelled after he was nominated for it – because he […]
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Russian Artist Launches Grueling Performance To Protest Mistreatment In Russian Orphanages

Artist and activist Katrin Nenasheva has recently completed a piece of public performance art, which involved lugging a metal bed frame on her back, to raise awareness of the mistreatment of children in Russian orphanages The artist is a former employee of two NGOs, whose work focused on supporting orphaned Russian children with learning disabilities, as well as other mental and physical issues. During this time, Nenasheva learned first-hand about the injustice that occurs in many Russian orpha...
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Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Walks Free

Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian artist who set fire to the doors of Russia’s Federal Security Service headquarters, has walked free, subject only to a fine for the damage, which he refuses to pay.“It does not matter how the trial ended,” he said. “What is important is that we were able to unmask, uncover the truth: the […]
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Russian artist Petr Pavlensky: 'I saw the machine from the inside'

Jailed for setting fire to Moscow’s security HQ, performer says he’ll continue ‘testing the limits’ of political art. RFE/RL reportsControversial Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky was released this week after spending seven months in prison for setting fire to the door of the Federal Security Service in Moscow.He was convicted of damaging a cultural monument but, contrary to fears that he would be given a harsh jail term, was sentenced with a fine of about £5,500. As the judge finished re...
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Art or arson?

Pyotr Pavlensky was released by a Russian court after a bizarre trial involving a burnt door, a guard dog and a hefty fine.
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Show trial?

Pyotr Pavlensky was released by a Russian court after a bizarre trial involving a burnt door, a guard dog and a hefty fine.
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