September 9, 2013


Pussy Riot Exhibit Hits London

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If you’re in a Russian feminist art collective and your work is anti-Kremlin performative protests, at what point can you expect your first solo exhibition to premiere? Is it after HBO makes a documentary about your story, calling you a “punk prayer” and referring to you and your girls by first-name epithets Nadia, Masha, Katia? Maybe it’s when the NY Times Lede blog provides court room updates about your trial and bestows upon you keyword tags like Europe, News, and World, because, well, you are just that relevant. Or maybe you are not too concerned about an exhibition of your work hitting the art world, because you are, after all, in prison, and have other more immediate concerns.

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This September, a new exhibition in London is set to display a series of prints that celebrate the ladies of Pussy Riot. While it is, in all truth, not Pussy Riot’s first exhibition (Paris’s Palais de Tokyo exhibition in 2012 marked their first big show) it is surely noteworthy. But don’t expect to come away from the show with a glossy DVD of the girls’ famed performance at the Cathedral of the Christ of Savior in Moscow or a silly DIY How-to-make-your-own-Balaclava. What you can come away from the exhibition with though is so much cooler and more Pussy Riot-esque–ripped up and reformulated protest collages celebrating the group and the cultural sea change they engender and a taste of the Pussy Riot aesthetic. Funds from exhibition sales will go to Nadia, Masha, and Katia’s legal expenditures. If the success of the Free Pussy Riot movement was any indication of the dedication of their fan base, this exhibition is bound to be a success.

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text by: Anna Furman










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