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Putin, Protests, and Pussy Riot (oh, and, yes, a little Boris Groys): The Update from Moscow

Two days ago, Lenta released an article claiming that two-thirds of the Russian public believes that Putin should enter into negotiations with the protesters. This is how Putin negotiates: just days before the next big protest – scheduled for May … Continue reading

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Moscow Art World, Up All Night with plenty on their minds

While much international attention remains fixed on the protests (with the occasional, speculative mention of fresh attacks from the church on art), the fact that tonight, May 19, Moscow is celebrating a night-long festival of culture, partially funded by the … Continue reading

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While peaceful protests preside in Moscow, Marat Guelman stirs up trouble in Krasnodar

While Moscow protests have not died down, they have quieted. In light of a confusing few first days, protesters in Russia’s capital have switched to non-violent tactics – most notably “the stroll.” This Sunday, a group of famous authors launched … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bicycle: Moscow’s Protests find their Posterboy

In 2005, the Berkeley-based collective Retort published Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War, an extended tract that examined the ways that, in a political culture increasingly dominated by images, the way to fight one spectacle … Continue reading

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Whose Victory? Moscow’s Days of May

The past few days, the art world has made records with New York auctions, while Frieze New York reaffirmed that the art market was showing no signs of stopping (even if that meant taking a ferry.) If anything, now all … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot ordered to stay in jail until June 24

Yesterday protesters gathered in support of Pussy Riot (for those of you who need to catch up. Or if you prefer,┬áthe lighter version.), whose hearing reached the conclusion that the three accused members will remain in custody until June 24, … Continue reading

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“Less Art!”: Critic Katya Degot calls upon Russians to take their Protest Seriously

As Russia’s election nears, protests meet counterprotests meet little white balloons, tied on cars circling the Garden Ring. With an exercise in mass hand-holding scheduled for this Sunday, critic and openspace editor Katya Degot has paused to warn protesters that … Continue reading

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