Babestation Sponsors London Art Exhibition By Controversial Artist Pyotr Pavlensky
London, October 11th 2022: Babestation, the well-known TV and Adult channel, is proud to sponsor the launch of Pavlensky’s new works at a/political’s new exhibition space in a UK first.
The space will open to the public on 11 October with Pornopolitics and other Precedents by Paris-based artist Pyotr Pavlensky. Within this exhibition, Pavlensky introduces his theory of ‘Subject-Object Art’, utilising three milestone events as case studies: Threat (2015), Lighting (2018) and Pornopolitics (2020).
The artist Pyotr Pavlensky is currently awaiting trial in France after his most recent artwork ‘Pornopolitics’ derailed French Mayoral elections and sent shockwaves through Macron’s La République En Marche! party. This unprecedented partnership linking pornography and fine art examines the artists right to artistic freedom as he exhibits the works for the first time. Pavlensky has been censored and oppressed by authorities in Russia, and then in France, so he decided to hold his exhibition in London. The artist says “The whole history of art is the history of the collision between artists and power.”
Babestation is the most well-known and largest British adult and webcam brand, having started as a modest television programme in 2002. It will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2022. “There is currently an ongoing debate about the role and scope of adult-oriented material in society, with even MPs watching it in the House of Commons.” a Babestation representative said.
Pyotr Pavlensky is an artist, born in 1984 in Leningrad. He has been making art since 2012, but since 2019, has been focusing on ‘Subject-Object Art’. Pavlensky lives in Paris, France, where he has been granted political asylum after leaving Russia in 2017.
a/political explores radical knowledge through the principle of Cultural Terror. Working within a range of artistic methodologies, the collective platforms voices that undermine the dominant narratives of our time. a/political functions through interventions, commissions and a collection of modern and contemporary art.
The exhibition has a preview at 6pm on Tuesday 11th October, and is open to the public from the 12th to the 16th October, from 10am to 6pm. The gallery is located at Bacon Factory, 6 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA.
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