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Russia's Zimorodok: Using Art As A Form Of Protest


Russia's Zimorodok: Using Art As A Form Of Protest
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A Russian artist who goes by the pseudonym Zimorodok creates collages that combine famous works of art with shots of riot police making detentions at unsanctioned rallies for the registration of independent and opposition candidates in Moscow’s September 8 city council elections. “You have to react somehow,” he said of the hundreds of detentions – often without cause, rights activists say – that have occurred since mid-July.

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