September 3, 2020: The RUSSIAN VACCINE!, 9/3/2020

Piotr Szyhalski / Labor Camp

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Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky 2021.1.164

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This artwork is part of the series COVID-19: Labor Camp Report.

Artist's statement on this artwork originally published on the @laborcamp Instagram account:

Two stories merging in this report: 1: Russia announced that they have the COVID-19 vaccine, despite the fact that there was clearly not enough time to test it. 2: German authorities confirmed today that Alexey Navalny, an outspoken Putin critic, was poisoned with Novichok [Новичо́ к]: chemical nerve agent developed and used by the Russian state. Let’s all hope that our Regime does not get inspired by these Russian strategies that “make things go away.”

Image: In Copyright. Gift of funds from Mary and Bob Mersky

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