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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Arrested in Paris

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Wades in Parisian Mayoral Elections, Causing Candidate’s Resignation Over Explicit Video

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Released from Detention in France

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Flees Russian After Sexual Assault Allegations

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Walks Free

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Artist Pyotr Pavlensky’s Ribs Broken in Russian Jail

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Pyotr Pavkensky Profiled in NYT

Friday, July 12th, 2019

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

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Russian Performance Artist Sets Fire to Doors of Bank of France

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Charges Against Russian Performance Artist Changed to Attack on “Cultural Site”

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Russian Dissident Sent to Psychiatric Center, Raising Fears of Politicized Psychiatry

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Russian Artist Arrested After Setting Fire to Doors of Security HQ

Monday, November 9th, 2015
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The Met to Pay Staff Through May

March 31st, 2020

The Met will pay all employees through May, as coronavirus closures continue, the New York Times reports. “Our highest priority remains to support our staff as best we can in helping to keep everyone safe and as financially secure as possible,” says president and CEO Daniel Weiss. “We realize that this announcement of a four-week extension of full salary support does not provide enduring comfort, but at the moment it is the best we can do in a rapidly evolving situation.”
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Hans Ulrich Obrist Calls for WPA-Style Arts Program to Help Economy

March 30th, 2020

Hans Ulrich Obrist has called for a massive public arts program to help jumpstart the arts economy again after the impact of coronavirus, likening the idea to the Great Depression’s WPA.  “With the WPA, they went out into the community: artists got salaries and were able to research and create work during the New Deal era. It gave many people their first real jobs and commissions,” he says.
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David Zwirner Invites Smaller Galleries to Show in Digital Exhibition Rooms

March 30th, 2020

David Zwirner is welcoming a group of 12 small galleries to exhibit in his gallery’s digital viewing rooms, NYT reports. “We are grateful for any and all acts of solidarity in these incredibly difficulty times,” says Oliver Newton of 47 Canal, one of the galleries invited.
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