by Red Cell
Voina is a radical group of Russian artists and activists that have been in the news a lot recently. The “dicked” a St Petersburg bridge, Let loose a hoard of cockroaches in a courtroom, and are now fighting in court due to their most recent action, “How to Snatch a Chicken: A Tale of How One Cunt fed the Whole of the Group Voina” among many other acts of rebellion and court charges. These are artists that are actually threatened with the gulag for their work. You have to respect that even if you think their work is terrible.
Watch “How to Snatch a Chicken” Super NSFW!
From The VOINA Manifesto:
Conceptions are worked out by Oleg Vorotnikov, Kozlyonok, Leonid Nikolaev and Alex Plutser-Sarno. VOINA makes protest political street action art. It is not supported by any of Russian curators, nor gallerists. The group doesn’t cooperate with none of the state or private institutions. VOINA doesn’t have any sources of finance. During the winter 2008 the group lived in the nonheated automobile garage on the outskirts of Moscow. There are 15 legal actions, brought against the group – the last one was started in June 2010 against Alex Plutser-Sarno, after the art-action in Belgium.