Petr Pavlensky

Petr Pavlensky is a Russian artist who sewed his mouth shut in protest against the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot arrests, which is for performing an anti-Putin “punk prayer” in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.


“Pussy Riot act is a replay of a famous act by Jesus Christ”.

Read his interview here.

Recently, he made this intriguing activist artwork to protest against the legislative body (and the government) in Russia which he perceives as restrictive and repressive. He entwined barbed wire around his nude body whilst lying before the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg.