This Naked Man In A Box Tried To Crash The Met Gala
It's art, everyone.
Rihanna’s Comme des Garçons gown at the 2017 Met Gala definitely attracted quite a few stares, but it was a Russian performance artist who stole the show with a naked appearance on the red carpet.
Performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich was arrested after attempting to crash the Met Gala. During the gala, the artist was found completely naked, with his 6’2” frame shoved inside a clear, plastic box.
According to reports, firefighters were forced to cut Pavlov-Andreevich from the container after he refused to cooperate with authorities and leave the premises. Now, the artist faces a multitude of charges, including “public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct.”
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich has been arrested and put in prison after performing the 5th episode of his Foundling series at Met Gala in New York last night. He is now under criminal lawsuit. Here is the video of what happened https://vimeo.com/215636746 thanks to all the people who are yet not to be named- dear friends and family- who are being of support through the performance and the further events #metgala #foundling @metgala2017 #fyodorpavlovandreevich #performance #performanceart
Pavlov-Andreevich was released from prison 22 hours after his arrest, and his lawsuit is set for a later date.
“(He wanted to) see how the institution reacts to the passive harmless box with an artist inside,” said a representative for the artist on his Facebook page. “Even though the security and policeman who were interacting with him directly found it funny, it did not stop them from... treating him as a real criminal due to the top scale of the event and high-alert situation in the country in general.”
And it’s not the first time the performance artist has stripped down and locked himself inside a box. The artist has performed this piece four other times; showing up at a Vanity Fair Party in London, São Paulo Bienal, Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Venice’s Palazzo Cini.
A video of the artist’s performance was posted to his Facebook page and can be seen below.