Thursday, 10 December 2015

NB: Fundraiser for Petr Pavlensky

Petr Pavlensky is one of the main artists of the Nordwind Festival 2015. After his final action “Threat”, he was arrested and is currently in pre-trial detention in Moscow. In the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, the activist artist set fire to the front door of the Russian Federal Court FSB, residence from which in the 30s the Stalin purges were organized. Pawlenski was accompanied by two Russian journalists who documented the action.
The pictures went around the world and in Russia sparked a discussion on how citizens can claim their rights against an increasingly encroaching State. Pawlenski's prison sentence is expected to be 2 years. In Russian prisons an entirely inadequate basic care is provided, so that all prisoners are dependent on external resources. On online stores, food for the prisoner can be ordered at inflated prices for the prisoners, which makes the stay extremely expensive.In cooperation with the partners: Kampnagel Hamburg, Sophiensaele Berlin and Dresden Hellerau, the Northwind Festival is calling out a fundraiser in favor of Pjotr Pawlenski, in order to assist him in prison. The complete amount will be given to Oksana Shalygina, Pjotr Pawlenski's partner.
Account name: SISUTheater e.V. / Piotr Pawlenski
IBAN: DE 31 4306 0967 1146 3385 02

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