Actionist who walked in Tretyakov Gallery naked hastily leaves Russia
The organizers of the performance wanted to give the museum a painting dedicated to the first copter of the Russian Post.
The traceur wanted by the police, known under the pseudonym Tom Wa, left Russia immediately after walking naked through the halls of the Tretyakov Gallery. One of the directors of the performance, a certain Maarangam, also went abroad, Moskva24 reports, referring to the participant of the action, Yevgenia Romodina.
“Tom is a professional traceur. We thought he would run from the museum attendants and the security. But the “golden calf”, having looked at the exposition, did not even accelerate, calmly stepping into the light,” Romodina said.
According to her, the performance was directed by Alexander Stalin. While Tom Wa distracted the audience, in one of the halls the participants of the action hung their own picture called Utkodron, which was dedicated to the first copter of the Russian Post. It is to be recalled that the drone crashed a few seconds after takeoff.
The actionists presented “small items” to the museum the director of the Tretyakov Gallery, Zelfira Tregulova, said.
“Some strange paintings as a gift to the Tretyakov Gallery,” Tregulova told RIA Novosti.
The performance took place on the evening of March 20. A naked man smeared with gilding, walked through the halls of the museum and for some time lingered at the painting Princess of Dreams by Mikhail Vrubel. Then, the actionist left the building, as no one raised the alarm. Visitors to the museum reacted calmly to the performance. According to Romodina, the action was held to see the reaction of the media.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.