Art as resistance

Público, via Reuters, tells the story of Vladimir Ovchinnikov, a Russian street artist (now retired), who has been demonstrating against the war in Ukraine on the walls of his home town, Borovsk, some 115 kilometres southwest of Moscow. As opposition to the war is criminalized by the Russian government, the artist successively paints new forms of protest, which are erased by the authorities, in a game that Público calls “cat and mouse”.