Policemen on hunt for Biennale artist

An art installation meant to question consumerism in the Russian capital has ended in a scramble.

Russian artist Natalia Skobeeva’s project appeared as part of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

The installation consisted of placing carpets on several roads in central Moscow during rush hour, but passers-by struggled to understand the meaning behind it.

“Instead of carpets, people buy expensive cars or clothes,” Skobeeva told RT. “So what I wanted is to juxtapose carpets to cars and ask everyone if we are going the right way.”

The installation ended bizarrely, though. Once policemen appeared, both the artist and her crew had to grab the carpets and run.

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