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Pussy Riot: Cypriot Dimensions? (last edited: 2014)

Chrystalleni Loizidou

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Soon after the Pussy Riot case ruling came out on August 17th, images began to circulate online of the Liberty Monument of Cyprus with the Pussy Riot balaclavas covering the faces of the statues. I received messages about this from friends who know of my work on Cypriot commemoration, along with the suggestion that this is something I should write about. Although this intervention/make-over as well as the Pussy Riot case are certainly interesting, what I found most compelling was the fact that others thought this occasion to be significant and worthy of analysis in itself. This is something that monuments and their related rituals are usually great at: having the character of poignancy without being very articulate about it. Here is a reading into this one, for those inclined to find meaning in the exercise.
typeresearch exposition
date01/02/2014
last modified23/09/2014
statusprogress
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63344 s_p12_43682105 Fig. 9. Belarusian Partisans sculpture at Moscow Belorusskaya metro station. Retrieved from http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/ . Also see Pushkin for Pussy Riot? Moscow monuments masked (PHOTOS). (2012, August 17).RT. Retrieved from http://rt.com/art-and-culture/news/moscow-monument-pussy-riot-929/ All rights reserved
63340 Pussy-Riot-Soviet-Army-monument-in-Sofia Fig. 11. Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia. Image from Bivol, A. (2012, August 17). Support for Pussy Riot in Sofia. The Sofia Globe. Retrieved from http://sofiaglobe.com/2012/08/17/support-for-pussy-riot-in-sofia All rights reserved
63337 Bulgarian Soviet Friendship memorial in Varna Fig. 10. The Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship memorial in the Black Sea city of Varna. Image from 1 More Bulgarian Monument Wakes Up to Pussy Riot Makeover. (2012, August 22). Novinite.com. Retrieved from http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=142522 All rights reserved
63333 padlock Fig. 7. Photograph of padlock attachment to the Liberty Monument, June 2008. (ɔ) Chrystalleni Loizidou, 2008 All rights reserved
63330 Fig. 5. The Liberty Monument in veils. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 Fig. 5. The Liberty Monument in veils. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 All rights reserved
63327 Fig. 5. The Liberty Monument in veils. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 Fig. 5. The Liberty Monument in veils. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 All rights reserved
63324 Fig. 4. Makarios on the postponement of the unveiling. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 Fig. 4. Makarios on the postponement of the unveiling. Screenshot from Michael Cacoyannis' Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus (1975). Original title: Attilas '74 All rights reserved
63321 politician and priest Politician and priest (ɔ) Chrystalleni Loizidou, 2008 All rights reserved
63318 1987 - 180 - 2 plaques Fig. 6. Photograph of the Liberty Monument plaques (ɔ) Chrystalleni Loizidou, 2008 All rights reserved
63315 P1120264 Image from Antonis. (2012, August 20). Pussy Riot Cy. Επιάμεν πάτον, αλλά είσιεν τρύπαν. Retrieved from http://patosmetrypav.blogspot.gr/2012/08/pussy-riot-cy.html?spref=fb All rights reserved
63311 pussy riot cy 1 Image from Antonis. (2012, August 20). Pussy Riot Cy. Επιάμεν πάτον, αλλά είσιεν τρύπαν. Retrieved from http://patosmetrypav.blogspot.gr/2012/08/pussy-riot-cy.html?spref=fb All rights reserved

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