artnet news | Amah-Rose Abrams:
Having received the human rights award Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent for 2016, jailed Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlenksyhas has given the $42,000 cash prize to group the Primorye Guerrillas, who are also in prison in Russia. Pavlensky’s girlfriend Oksana Shalygina accepted the prize on his behalf in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on May 25, stating that he would donate the money to the group who are currently serving sentences in Russia for a series of attacks on police, according to Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty… Read more
Image: Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky smiles during a hearing at a court in Moscow on February 26, 2016.
Photo: Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images.