France gives asylum to shock artist… now wants him returned to Russia

Russia Today had an interesting take on the scandal involving artist Piotr Pavlensky: A Russian shock-artist, welcomed as a hero and granted political asylum in France, is now at the centre of a political scandal: French lawmakers are demanding Pyotr Pavlensky be returned to Russia over his arrest on suspicion of posting footage that brought … Read more France gives asylum to shock artist… now wants him returned to Russia

Russian artist who released Macron ally sex tape arrested

France 24 reported that the Russian artist, Piotr Pavlensky, was arrested Saturday 15 February following the release of a sex tap featuring mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux, for which the artist has claimed responsibility. Triggering discussions about privacy, Pavlensky claimed he released the tape to expose hypocrisy from Griveaux, specifically, he said, because the candidate had … Read more Russian artist who released Macron ally sex tape arrested

Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Piotr Pavlensky spent a year in jail for setting the Bank of France on fire in what he called a piece of “performance art” in 2017, and, as France 24 reports, has turned his attentions onto French politicians. The artist published an explicit sex tape featuring Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, who quit the race … Read more Russian artist defends sex tape leak that ended Paris mayoral bid

Coronavirus, UK reshuffle, Griveaux quits Paris race over sex video, Parasite’s historic Oscars win

Sex Video Causes Griveaux to Quit Mayoral Race France 24 summarises the day’s news, with the big events from France and the rest of the world: For some, the vacation from hell is over. Cambodian leader Hun Sen welcoming passengers from the M-S Westerdam that set sail from Singapore on January 16th. The Coronavirus outbreak … Read more Coronavirus, UK reshuffle, Griveaux quits Paris race over sex video, Parasite’s historic Oscars win

Piotr Pavlensky Brief Biography

  • Born: 8 March 1984, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Partner: Oksana Shalygina
  • Notable work: Seam, Carcass, Fixation, Freedom, Segregation, Lighting
  • Known for: Actionism, political art
  • Education: Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy
  • Children: Alisa Pavlenskaya, Liliya Pavlenskaya