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HolyCity2012 Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:42 AM
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Giant phallus graffiti by Russian 'art terrorists'
 
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Giant phallus graffiti by Russian 'art terrorists' - innovation or vandalism?

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The art of War: battling authorities and winning
25 April, 2011

Russia's art world has been plunged into controversy after an award for innovation went to a giant piece of graffiti that many viewed as obscene. However, art group Voina, their name meaning war in Russian, are hardly popular winners.
The 65-meter phallus whitewashed on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg, right opposite the Federal Security Service building, is an award-winning piece of art, according to Russias Ministry of Culture. The phallus received the 2010 innovation prize and US$15,000 for best visual artwork. The win, however, has evoked more anger than admiration.
I think it is essentially vandalism, said Deputy Secretary of the Russian Civic Chamber Mikhail Ostrovsky. The bridge is a cultural and historical monument, and to paint anything on it is an act of vandalism, and it should be punished, not rewarded.

According to a jury that evaluated Voinas work, the group won purely on artistic merit. However, for some it is not as simple as that. Some believe that self proclaimed art terrorists do not deserve US$15,000 of taxpayers money

http://rt.com/news/art-group-voina-scandal/
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:35 AM
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1. Hahahahaha
"Drawbridge goin' up...."

Looks the start of Project Mayhem.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 AM
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2. I vote Art. nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:51 AM
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3. I, for one, welcome our new, bridge-phallus overlords. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:55 AM
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4. Russia is filled with dicks...
Gary Kasparov and the Flying Penis - Subtitled
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRZxPw0JYg


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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:57 AM
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5. First read that as 'Giraffe Phallus'.
Thought it was unusually specific...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:33 PM
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6. Yeah, yeah, you all think it's cool now, but just wait...
In 30 years or so they'll have to put Viagra in the bridge's power supply...
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Badsam Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:14 PM
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7. Not the evil penis... quick, everybody into a hole and hide!
That was brilliant. Can you imagine the amount of smiles on peoples face as they wait in bridge traffic? I love it.
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