Russia

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

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

Serpentine swimmers complain about Christo’s floating pyramid; and Hermitage’s psychic cat is a World Cup oracle: the latest in art world silliness

A new series of screenings in New York tells a bracing account of filmmaking under the Russian leader

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

A slew of exhibitions commemorates the centenary of the Russian Revolution 

Chto Delat, This Hasn’t Happened to Me Before: Safe Haven, 2016, video, 36 min. Courtesy: the artist 

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Playlist - 12 Sep 2016

Sylvia Rivera; remembering the victims at Club Pulse, Orlando; Justin Vivian Bond

Maidan, 2014; Courtesy: Atoms and Void

Filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s exploration of the post-Soviet condition

Victoria Lomasko  Untitled, from the series ‘Graphic Reportage from Recent  Political Show Trials in Russia’,  2012–14. Courtesy: the artist

The consequences of Russia’s cultural policies

From Russia to the UAE — to boycott or not to boycott?

Vladimir Solovyov is now – thanks to Lenin’s censorship – the most important philosopher you’ve never heard of