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Art Magazine '‘Extremist'

The prominent art magazine Artkhronika has received an official extremism warning from the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service for reproducing two pieces by Russian modern art legend Alexander Kosolapov, Interfax reported Friday.

The artwork in question was featured at the 2003 “Watch Out, Religion!” and 2007 “Forbidden Art” exhibitions. The organizers of both events were convicted of inciting religious hatred over artwork they selected for the shows.

The magazine’s representatives promised to appeal, pointing out that reproduction of artwork featured at both exhibitions has not been banned by court.

Kosolapov’s works are featured in more than 30 museums worldwide, including the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Vienna’s Albertina and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

(MT)


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