">Name: Avdey Ter-Oganyan punished for desecrating religious icons
Artist: Avdey Ter-Oganyan|
Confronting Bodies: Indignant public and Non-governmental organizations
Date of Action: 1998
Specific Location: Moscow, Russia
Description of Artwork: During the annual Art-Manezh fair, Ter-Oganyan staged a performance he called "Young Blasphemer" in which he destroyed religious symbols in the form cheap paper icons from church shops. These were defaced with obscenities, nails, fake excrement, and chopped apart by axe. The project was meant to be dedicated to blasphemy as a tool for modern art.
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