Pyotr Pavkensky Profiled in NYT

July 12th, 2019

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who has been arrested for a number of vandalisms of major Russian sites and government buildings. “The government’s aim is to suppress or neutralize art, to reduce me to a vandal, a madman, a provocateur,” he says, “but the criminal case becomes one of the layers of the artwork, the portal through which you enter and see the mechanisms of power exposed.”Read more at NYT