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Pussy Riot

In further news: Lothar Baumgarten dies at 74; Decolonize This Place plan Whitney protest; Italy demands return of Getty Bronze

With censorship, abductions, banned journalists and threats towards artists, the erosion of freedoms has deepened

By Gavin Jacobson

Pyotr Verzilov, who stormed the World Cup final in an anti-Putin protest, is currently in intensive care

Pyotr Verzilov is in a critical condition in a Moscow hospital after losing sight, speech and mobility

In further news: artists rally behind detained photographer Shahidul Alam; crisis talks at London museums following decline in visitors 

The artist and activist, who spent two years in jail for performing a ‘punk prayer’, was stopped from travelling to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe

In further news: Angela Gulbenkian sued over Kusama pumpkin; and Pussy Riot re-arrested immediately after release from Russian detention 

‘I am for free Pussy Riot,’ the performance artist says, in solidarity with jailed members of the Russian punk-feminist collective

The punk artists’s invasion of the pitch during the Croatia vs. France match reminded us what Russia’s new ‘normality’ really means

By Aliide Naylor

The punk activist-artists have been charged with disruption after they charged the field during the France vs Croatia match

In further news: art dealer and Warhol friend killed in Trump Tower fire; UK arts organizations’s gender pay gap revealed; Pussy Riot sell activist

Pussy Riot and the commodification of protest, a tale of shakshuka, and books of the mind: what to read this weekend