Voina, the Russian Anarcho-Absurdist art collective, is vowing to destroy state property to “fine” the Russian government for putting one of the group’s leaders on the international wanted list.
Voina, which Death and Taxes has covered previously, are known for drawing a giant phallus on a Moscow bridge, throwing cats inside a McDonald’s and for simulating an orgy at the Timiryazev State Biological Museum in honor of the election of Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev. They’ve even got a fan in Banksy, who paid the group’s bail after the “Palace Revolution” car-tipping stunt landed them in jail.
This all centers around the fact that Vorotnikov skipped a $10,000 bail.
In return, Voina will destroy $100,000 in state property as a quid pro quo “fine.” As the saying goes, one good turn deserves another.
Being the creatively absurd artists that they are, one can expect Voina’s $100,000 in state property destruction to be rather interesting and provocative as always.