THE ART NEWSPAPER | Sophia Kishkovsky:
Pyotr Pavlensky, the Russian political performance artist famous for nailing his scrotum to Moscow’s Red Square and setting fire to the door of Russia’s Federal Security Service headquarters, has secured political asylum in France.
The artist’s lawyer, Dominique Beyreuther Minkov, made the announcement on her Facebook page on 4 May. “A beautiful day…asylum granted,” she posted along with a photograph of herself with Pavlensky and his partner Oksana Shalygina. Pavlensky confirmed …read more
Image | The artist’s lawyer Dominique Beyreuther Minkov posted on Facebook with a photograph of herself (centre) with Pavlensky and Shalygina