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Alma-Ata, Kazak ASSR, Soviet Union
|Education||Kazakh National Pedagogic University (named after Abay)|
|Known for||Performance art, literature art-activism|
|Movement||Moscow Actionism, Neoism, Actionism|
Alexander Davidovich Brener (Russian: Александр Бренер) (born 1957, in Alma-Ata), 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.
- 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.
- Furzende Völker (2000, ISBN 3-85266-130-7)
- Tattoos auf Gefängnissen (2001, ISBN 3-85266-157-9)
- Bukaka Spat Here (2001, Austria, ISBN 3-9501567-1-2; 2002, UK, ISBN 0-9520274-4-5)
- Article: Art Crime, Suprematisme 1920-1927, Malevich at the Wayback Machine (archived March 14, 2007)
- Article: 'Violence to Endurance: Extreme Curating' at the ICA
- Letter of support for Brener: http://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?
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