At the Sakharov center after the arrival of uninvited guests to spoil the exhibits dedicated to the war in Ukraine, part of the work “sealed” and closed the white leaves. In the Center of photography them. Lumiere brothers early closed the exhibition “George Sturges. Without embarrassment” after accusations of promoting child pornography. Whether the organizers behaved in the circumstances? And how lawful it is to call them to uncompromising?
So spoiled working at the Sakharov center now accompany the signs with the following text:
“Here hung the work on the war in Ukraine. War is, first and foremost, grief, suffering, death. Photography gives you the opportunity to see it. But in our society there are people who are so poisoned by hatred that the public conversation about the tragedy of this war is impossible. Alexander Vasyukovich and Sergei Loiko has been damaged. We decided not to recover them, as it cannot guarantee the security of your work, but also the safety of visitors”.
In the Center of photography them. the lumière brothers refused to fight for his offspring, to avoid further trouble.
The storming of the exhibition of photographs Sturgis: sensational footage of a closed public exposure (42 photos)
The head of the Moscow “Theatre. doc, playwright Elena Gremina have experienced a lot. In her theatre came in the form of people cynologists and bomb experts were looking for a bomb, though obviously it was known that it is not there. All this was due to the screening of the Ukrainian documentary film about the events on the Maidan, the Ministry of culture prohibited the reading of plays, performance “Hour 18” to the memory of Sergei Magnitsky.
Now Elena Gremina came to the conclusion that it is impossible to cancel by exhibitions and performances just because “some of the entertainers gave a performance at your door”:
“It is impossible by the close white leaves damaged more bold actionist photos, once you really decided to expose them. You can’t play on your field and accept that their actions are more successful. It creates precedents that artists, even in non-state institutions succumb to pressure. “Press on them and they will do everything.”
I really curse myself for not spoke then, “when it all began” when the first swallow was released and banned the Mat on the stage. At that time, as is the international norm — the age limit and a warning about the profanity, and the viewer decides to buy a ticket to the show or not. And our theaters as one (with the exception of two) stripped of their repertoire, made with difficulty and impact performances, mangle those that went. But it was really outrageous to theatres, including their venerable chubrukov as if slapped, explaining that they do not decide what is or is not on their scenes. A public spanking — Oh you our children, we will choose the grain you choose. It was outrageous, but no one protested. Said something, like, that state theatres… But came in private galleries and centers. Came and got his way — was closed, was removed. Realized it, and come again. And we still decide where we will stop them”.