Street Art Storms Russia : Slideshow

Friday, September 30, 2011

Monolog Tennis Partners

Tennis Partners, Moscow, August 2011.

The underground art collective Monolog mounted this image over an existing shopping mall billboard opposite the Kremlin. It shows Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dressed as tennis partners, mocking their political partnership. It reads, "New Collection Spring-Summer 2011."

Monolog Captain Medvedev

Captain Medvedev. Moscow, August 2011.

Monolog’s street poster of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wearing a Captain America costume, holding an iPad. It reads, "Captain Russia. The First Ruler." Moscow's mayor's office deemed these poster displays "hooliganism" and ordered them to be taken down.

Voina Dick Captured by FSB
Voina/Courtesy of Anna Nemtsova

Dick Captured by FSB. St. Petersburg, June 2010.

Street installation of a 210-foot-long phallus painted on a bridge in St. Petersburg. When the bridge was raised, the image faced the Federal Security Bureau headquarters. This year, the Russian Ministry of Culture awarded the art group Voina the "Innovative Prize for Visual Art" for the work.