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Alexander Davidovich Brener (Russian: Александр Бренер) (born 1957, in Alma-Ata, Kazak ASSR, Soviet Union), is a Russian-Jewish performance artist, a self-described political activist. He is considered as one of the main figures of Moscow Actionism along with Oleg Kulik.
|Education||Kazakh National Pedagogic University (named after Abay)|
|Known for||Performance art, literature art-activism|
|Movement||Moscow Actionism, Neoism, Actionism|
- The cross is a symbol of suffering, the dollar sign a symbol of trade and merchandise. On humanitarian grounds are the ideas of Jesus Christ of higher significance than those of the money. What I did was not against the painting. I view my act as a dialogue with Malevich.
He was sentenced to five months in prison, where he wrote obossani pistolet. In the text he explains his beliefs and summarizes his actions. He co-wrote BUKAKA SPAT HERE, Tattoos auf Gefängnissen, and Anti technologies of resistance with Barbara Schurz.
Brener is mentioned in passing in Stewart Home's novel Memphis Underground.
- Vladimir Ovcharenko, (in Russian)
- Earle, Grayson (2014-01-30). "A Moment Outside". Journal of Arts and Humanities. 3 (1): 26–32. doi:10.18533/journal.v3i1.173. ISSN 2167-9053.
- Fineman, Mia (2004-12-12). "Art Attacks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-05-20.
- The Independent - Art Attacks
- "RebelArt - Surfing with Alexander Brener". Archived from the original on 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
- Article:"Art Crime, Suprematisme 1920-1927, Malevich". Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2003-05-23.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- Article: 'Violence to Endurance: Extreme Curating' at the ICA
- Letter of support for Brener: https://web.archive.org/web/20070116125615/http://www.ljudmila.org/embassy/brener.htm
- Review: Josephine Berry, Bukaka Spat Here, Mute, Vol 1. no 24 Beach or Border?