“Defenselessness is one of the main unifying characteristics of nearly all of the New Blockheads’ performances. It operates like a document of the times and as an independent phenomenon in art - beyond the context of the times. Many of their actions acquired new, unforeseen meanings.”
An interview with Peter Belyi, co-curator of the exhibition ‘The Brotherhood of New Blockheads (1996 - 2002)’ currently held at Mishkin Gallery. Based on a group of young artists and locals who put on spontaneous performances in Saint Petersburg, Russia between the mid-90s to early 2000s.