artnet news | Brian Boucher:
Russian authorities have reportedly placed Pyotr Pavlensky, the protest performance artist known for setting fire to Russia’s Federal Security Service and for nailing his scrotum to the ground in Red Square, in a psychiatric hospital. He had been in detention since the act of arson in November 2015, which he explained in a statement, saying, “The FSB acts using a method of uninterrupted terror and maintains power over 146 million people.”… Read more
Image: Pyotr Pavlensky cuts his earlobe off on the roof of Moscow’s Serbsky psychiatric center. Photo: via Oksana Shalygina’s Facebook page.