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Organisers present Ukrainian designer under Russian flag at Roma Fashion Week Organisers present Ukrainian designer under Russian flag at Roma Fashion Week May 24, 7:19 Anastasia Kolosova is going to file a lawsuit. Experts say the incident was a deliberate provocation by Russians, who were among organisers. Colin Firth applies for Italian citizenship, fearing Brexit consequences Colin Firth applies for Italian citizenship, fearing Brexit consequences May 24, 6:44 The British actor doesn’t want to lose his European passport after his country leaves the EU. Artist Jeremy Deller launches campaign against Conservative Party Artist Jeremy Deller launches campaign against Conservative Party May 24, 6:04 The artist’s works criticising the ruling party and its political programme popped up in London. Moscow-based Gogol Centre and its artistic director’s home searched Moscow-based Gogol Centre and its artistic director’s home searched May 24, 6:03 The searches were conducted by Russia’s Investigative Committee in connection with a criminal case on embezzlement. Art of football analytics Art of football analytics May 23, 7:39 An LSE professor shows a correlation between a football club’s position in the Premier League table and the percentage of “leave” votes in the Brexit referendum. Labourists promise to significantly increase arts funding in UK Labourists promise to significantly increase arts funding in UK May 23, 7:12 The party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced the introduction of a £1 billion cultural capital fund if the party wins the election. Anarchist artists install stand-in cut-out in Minsk protesting against police brutality Anarchist artists install stand-in cut-out in Minsk protesting against police brutality May 23, 6:34 The cut-out depicts a typical protest action in Belarus and offers people to take a picture with a policeman beating them with a baton. Naked truth: Russian actress undresses protesting against landfill Naked truth: Russian actress undresses protesting against landfill May 23, 6:27 A nude actress released a video address from the pit dug out for a rubbish dump. Melbourne-based street artist fights right-wing populism Melbourne-based street artist fights right-wing populism May 22, 8:07 A new mural by Van T Rudd targets Pauline Hanson, the founder of a right-wing party. Protest mosaic in pothole outside Trump Tower Protest mosaic in pothole outside Trump Tower May 22, 7:37 A Chicago-based artist creates mosaics in potholes. His latest piece protests against the 45th president of the US. “Talking shit”: Vasya Oblomov releases song about Russian TV “Talking shit”: Vasya Oblomov releases song about Russian TV May 22, 7:02 In a parody music video, the musician is shown in an alternative universe where he becomes a propagandist on state-run television. Oscar-winning Shekhar Kapur to shoot film about Armenian genocide Oscar-winning Shekhar Kapur to shoot film about Armenian genocide May 22, 6:25 The movie will be based on American writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s novel. Yuri Bashmet scared of going to Ukraine due to his position on Crimea Yuri Bashmet scared of going to Ukraine due to his position on Crimea May 22, 6:18 The violist and conductor was among the artists who signed a scandalous letter to support the peninsula. “It’s a mockery”: Ukrainian artists held for six hours on Belarusian border “It’s a mockery”: Ukrainian artists held for six hours on Belarusian border May 19, 13:02 They weren’t allowed to use the toilet or start up the bus to get warm. Saudi artist’s art becomes symbol of fight for women’s rights Saudi artist’s art becomes symbol of fight for women’s rights May 19, 8:25 She creates murals calling on gender equality in Saudi Arabia. Russian singer releases music video at Kremlin’s order condemning civic protests Russian singer releases music video at Kremlin’s order condemning civic protests May 19, 6:18 In a music video for the song “Malysh” (Baby), Alisa Vox criticises schoolchildren who take to streets to protest against the government. Iñárritu unveils VR movie about Mexican refugees Iñárritu unveils VR movie about Mexican refugees May 19, 6:10 The Mexican filmmaker has presented his virtual reality film at the Cannes Film Festival. Artist creates light installations on Trump’s hotel to protest against him Artist creates light installations on Trump’s hotel to protest against him May 19, 6:06 Protest slogans and quotes from the Constitution were projected onto the entrance of Trump's hotel in Washington, DC. Buffy’s creator shoots short film to support Planned Parenthood Buffy’s creator shoots short film to support Planned Parenthood May 18, 14:35 A new work by Joss Whedon emphasises the important role of the organisation that has found itself under threat due to Trump’s policy. Michael Moore to release Fahrenheit 11/9 focusing on Donald Trump Michael Moore to release Fahrenheit 11/9 focusing on Donald Trump May 18, 8:19 The filmmaker says his new documentary will hit the 45th president of the US and may lead to his impeachment. more