Komar & Melamid The artists at the forefront of Russia's democracy protests

The Art Newspaper Aug 30, 2019

Waves of pro-democracy protests have been sweeping across Moscow this summer—and artists have been front and centre of them. The demonstrations were triggered by the disqualification of independent candidates from Moscow city elections and have been met with a violent police crackdown. The standoff has revealed cracks in the city’s sophisticated youth-oriented veneer and its lack of democratic freedoms.

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