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Bleak is the New Black: Nadya Tolokonnikova describes life in a Russian penal colony

While we have tried to maintain a critical distance from some of the more outright provocations of and around the Pussy Riot group (for the obvious reason that sometimes indulging the more spectacular aspects of the case keeps the attention … Continue reading

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“Re-Aligned Art” Brings Chto Delat, Pussy Riot, et al, to Norway

e-flux’s Adam Kleinman wasn’t the only visitor to Katya Degot‘s and David Riff‘s Bergen Assembly that was swayed by Chto Delat‘s new A Border Musical, 2013, which sets a Songspiel-styled, transnational romance in remote Finnmark (for many a reminder that Norway … Continue reading

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ArtChronika Magazine shuts down

Today up-and-coming Russian art news site, colta.ru, broke the news that leading Russian art magazine ArtChronika would cease publication. Though the bimonthly magazine went through more than a few rough patches and high profile personnel changes, it was arguably still an ambassador for … Continue reading

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Miss Charm: Pussy Riot denied parole

This week, both sentenced members of Pussy Riot – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokina – were up for, and denied, parole. Masha – who was forbidden from attending her own hearing – reportedly did not meet parole requirements because she had committed … Continue reading

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Russia is only a few formalities away from passing two stomach-churning laws

As we mentioned earlier, while certainly caught up in the usual rush of Art Basel, we’re still very troubled by the reports we hear on the ongoing events in Istanbul (We should add that there have also been a few … Continue reading

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Censorship: What more appropriate gesture for an exhibition on the state of Feminism in Russia?

In the spirit of International Women’s Day – a holiday allegedly dedicated to inspiring women to rise above their status as secondary citizens by commemorating that very status – institutions around the world are making token gestures and sending flowers. … Continue reading

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“Pussy Riot: Punk Prayer,” honored at Sundance, and coming soon to HBO

Over the last year, the whole world seemed to be following the Pussy Riot case. From Madonna to Angela Merkel, the group found some pretty outspoken advocates. Now, with legal outs exhausted and two members in labor camps (one of … Continue reading

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“The End of Fun” for the Russian Art World?: A Look Back at 2012

2012 will go down as the Year of the Balaclava for the Russian Art World, the year when all the world put on their Free Pussy Riot t-shirts and smiled for the cameras. (Which, admittedly, is still a big step … Continue reading

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An Award that Matters: Moscow’s Art Scene honors its “Comrades”

With the ArtReview Power 100 now on the stands, the buzz – all by people who have read the list, mind you – tends to be on how little these kinds of commendations really mean. Not true of the Soratnik … Continue reading

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And then there were two: Pussy Riot member set free after “proving” she didn’t actually get to perform

Today, the Art Newspaper confirmed that Pussy Riot will be somewhere in the middle of Art Review’s Power 100 list, still yet to hit the stands this year. According to the article, an editor from Art Review had the following, somewhat … Continue reading

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