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November 7, 2018


Russian authorities recently ordered the destruction of an art collective digitally depicting President Vladimir Putin’s headshot disintegrating over a seed box through nine time-lapsed photos. While it is no secret that Russia strives to stifle protests and publicly...

September 14, 2018

Censorship of the arts helps governments keep populations in check. In the early 2010’s, the Russian government passed a law that banned disseminating gay propaganda. In response, the general population posted pictures of President Vladimir wearing makeup, dressed as a...

October 24, 2012

Pussy Riot should probably be the inaugural post on the Art/Crime Archive.  These are the young women currently residing in prisons in Siberia (well, two of the three of them; one was released) for playing a political punk rock song inside the Church of Christ the Savi...

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