Censorship and the Kremlin

“Era of Mercy,” Marat Guelman Gallery

‘The climate has totally changed. What was allowed the day before yesterday now is dangerous. They don’t repress like the Soviets yet, but give them two years, they will find the way.’ (Viktor Yerofeyev)

Michael Kimmelman’s recent article in The New York Times takes a hard look at the encroaching culture of censorship and state control of the arts in Russia, where the curator of a Paris show on Russian contemporary art faces criminal charges. As artists and writers protest the Kremlin’s cultural myopia, the ‘culture wars’ intensify (more…)