Art Anarchists


by Zoë Pollock

Marlon Dolcy interviews (link has a NSFW image) members of the Russian art anarchist group Voina, to whom Banksy just dedicated the proceeds of his current show, about their work and the atmosphere in Russia:

Voina (or “War” to give them their English name) are a radical art group concerned with challenging the Russian establishment on important political issues such as attitudes towards homophobia, race, and the totalitarian actions of the state, through creating outrageous and provocative art performances in Russia. Two of their members; Oleg Vorotnikov and Leonid Nikolayev have been detained for more than a month at St Petersburg Prison on false allegations.

(Photo caption: "Storm of the White House where-in a giant skull and crossbones was projected on the Russian White House")