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Dissent and Resistance in Post-Soviet Art: Carnivals, Clowns, and Slapstick as Political Tools for Today

by Josie Thaddeus-Johns
Two uniformed Russian officials stand among snowy birch trees, the pale forest background in contrast to the grey, bureaucratic foreground of their uniforms. It could be a chilling, serious scene, and yet, the whole effect is undone by the fact that these “officials” are locked in an intense kiss, hands clasped on each others’ buttocks: an absurd, yet tender reversal of the crackdown on “gay propaganda” in Russia. by contemporary Russian provocateurs The Blue Noses Group stands tall with... [more]
Posted by Josie Thaddeus-Johns on 12/11/15