Artist: Vladislav Mamychev-Monroe, Aidan Salakhova, the Blue Noses group and by Konstantin Latyshev|
Confronting Bodies: Russian customs officials
Date of Action: May 23, 2007
Specific Location: Russia
Description of Artwork: Three of the pictures are by performance artist Vladislav Mamychev-Monroe. In the photoworks, he portrays himself as a hysterical Adolf Hitler, a plastic-bearded Osama Bin Laden and a cat-loving Pope Benedict. Another work by Aidan Salakhova portrays a burkha-clad Muslim clasping a miniature minaret with distinctly phallic connotations. Two of the other pictures by the Blue Noses group and by Konstantin Latyshev make satirical reference to the Russian president. The Blue Noses pose as Vladimir Putin, Russian cultural idol Alexander Pushkin and Christ. Latyshev's work is a poster that merges the features of the president and Pushkin.
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