The new film by Darya Khrenova, author of a documentary about Pyotr Pavlensky.
In 2016, Khrenova released her Naked Life—the first version of the film as a result of a collaboration between Perform Festival and Garage. Co-produced by both institutions, it traces the history of Moscow Actionism, from its pioneers to the artists who are active today. In the new documentary, artists and critics discuss the representation of Actionism in the media and debate about the political agenda, the goals and techniques of one of the key contemporary art movements in the Russian art scene, formed in the 1990s, which survived the crisis of the 2000s, and got a new impetus in the 2010s, when the dialogue between the artist and the powers that be moved into criminal law territory.
After the screening there will be a discussion with the participation of the film characters — Anatoly Osmolovsky, Oleg Kulik, Victor Miziano and others.
Dir. Darya Krenova. Russia. 2017. 65 min