Voina: Kissing the police (2011)

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In 2011, performance artists ‘Voina’ were focusing their efforts on reforming Russian women police officers. Armed with hugs and kisses, the artists thrown their arms around and kissed several hundred officers, claiming they want the ‘girls in blue to be more relaxed and feel liberated.

Voina (Russian: Война = War) is a Russian street-art group known for their provocative and politically charged works of performance art. Conceptions are worked out by Oleg Vorotnikov (a.k.a. “Vor” – the chief ideologist), Natalia Sokol (a.k.a. “Kozlyenok” – the chief coordinator), Leonid Nikolayev (a.k.a. Crazy Lenya) and Alex Plutser-Sarno (the chief media artist, the author of the group’s media art and texts).