Valeria Costa-Kostritsky is French freelance journalist who lives in London and writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Index on Censorship and French Slate, with a particular interest in France and Russia

Russian artist and activist Pyotr Pavlensky during a press interview in Paris on February 22, 2020. Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images

What is Pyotr Pavlensky playing at?

There is no shortage of theories about why the Russian artist leaked a sex tape that made a French politician drop out of the mayoral race in Paris

A Summer of Blunders at the French Culture Ministry

The sudden sacking of Nicolas Bourriaud suggests a fundamental misunderstanding of the art world