15 November 2017

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Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky Join Forces For Saatchi Gallery Exhibition

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, is a new exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art over the past 25 years. This is a world premiere for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a groundbreaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

8 August 2017

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Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Detained In Siberia For Oleg Sentsov Protest

Members of the art-punk band Pussy Riot were detained by Police in Siberia on Monday after they staging a protest in support of the jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov,

25 July 2017

Pussy Riot To Stage Russian Prison Theatre Experience At Saatchi Gallery

Maria Alyokhina of the Feminist Punk collective Pussy Riot has announced a new play based on her Russian prison ordeal. The immersive theatrical piece titled “Inside Pussy Riot,” will take place at the Saatchi Gallery for a six-week run in London.

18 January 2017

Russian Political Performance Artist Pavlensky Applies For Asylum In France

The Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and his partner have fled the country after being accused of “violent actions of a sexual nature”

21 February 2016

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Pyotr Pavlensky Banned From Competition For Russia’s Top Art Prize

The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square and sewing up his lips, in protest to government censorship, has been banned from the competition for Russia’s top art prize, the ‘Innovatsiya’ (Innovation). This has prompted criticism of censorship from the art community and  several resignations from the selection committee and curators has followed. […]

4 December 2015

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Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Detention Upheld After Rejecting Bail In Moscow

The detention of the conceptual artist Pyotr Pavlensky, best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square has been upheld. 31 year old Pavlensky has been charged with vandalism after he set alight  the entrance to Russia’s security service headquarters,(the former KGB) on 9 November. He was lawful in rejecting a petition by his lawyer Olga Chavdar that he be released […]

3 March 2015

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Pussy Riot Protest To Fictional Russian President On House Of Cards

Members of the Russian art-punk protest group Pussy Riot  Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina appeared on Season 3 of House of Cards during a dinner scene at the White House, where they verbally made a stand at a fictional Russian President, Viktor Petrov. The state dinner was hosted by the U.S. President Frank […]

22 October 2014

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Russian Performance Artist Cuts Off Earlobe As Political Protest

The extreme performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky created a storm in Russia last November by nailing his scrotum to the cobblestones of Moscow’s Red Square, he did this to denounce the political indifference of modern Russian society – the artist is at it again this time however Pavlensky has now cut off his earlobe to protest […]

29 July 2014

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Pussy Riot Members Sue Russia In European Human Rights Court

Two of the Art-Punk band Pussy Riot members jailed for hooliganism are suing the Russian government over their imprisonment for a protest in a Moscow cathedral. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have stated that their trial and subsequent imprisonment amounted to torture. The case has been filed at the European Court of Human Rights, seeking […]

21 February 2014

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Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina Beaten By Cossacks In Sochi

Art/Punk band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot were filmed on Wednesday being whipped, kicked and punched in the face by Cossacks, while preforming a protest song in Sochi, the town hosting the Winter Olympics. “Now there is an occupation of this territory, because the city is under total police and security […]

18 February 2014

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Pussy Riot Tweet Selfie: Members Arrested In Sochi Accused Of Robbery

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two members of the Punk/Art protest group Pussy Riot were arrested in Sochi where the Winter Olympics are taking place. They recently spent two years in prison charged with hooliganism and were only released just before Christmas. The women were arrested in 2012 for singing a Punk protest song in a […]

26 January 2014

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Pussy Riot To Make Special Appearance At New York Amnesty Concert

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the two jailed members of Russian art/punk band Pussy Riot, who were released before Christmas will be appearing as special guests at Amnesty International’s human rights concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on 5 February. They will be joined by the Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, Cake, Tegan […]

13 January 2014

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Pussy Riot To Attend Prudential Eye Awards In Singapore

The inaugural Prudential Eye Awards celebrate and recognise artistic talent from across greater Asia and will be held at Singapore’s Suntec City on 18 January. Members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, will attend alongside Russian-Canadian artist and husband of Nadya, Pyotr Verzilov. Pussy Riot have been nominated […]

23 December 2013

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Pussy Riot Duo Freed In Russian Christmas Amnesty

The two jailed members of Russian art – punk band Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina  have walked free from jail under an amnesty law passed by President Putin only days ago, ahead of the Winter Olympics, set to take place in February 2014. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova left a prison hospital in Siberia, while her […]

19 December 2013

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Pussy Riot and Scrotum Nailer Set To Be Released From Prison

President Vladimir Putin has initiated an amnesty that could lead to the release of more than 25,000 prisoners in Russia which would include the two jailed members of the Art- Punk group Pussy Riot. According to NDTV, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina whose term expires in March will likely be out on early release. The […]

15 November 2013

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Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Moved To Siberian Tuberculosis Hospital

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the jailed member of the art/punk band Pussy Riot has made contact with her husband Pyotr Verzilov for the first time in a month. The political prisoner has been locked up in a hospital in western Siberia in a situation that has mirrored the Chinese decedent artist Ai Weiwei. Mr Verzilov told the […]

11 November 2013

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Artist Nails Scrotum To Red Square In Protest Of Russian Police State

Pyotr Pavlensky, 29, a performance artist has been arrested in Moscow after stripping naked and driving a nail through his scrotum into the cobblestone paving,  outside the Lenin Mausoleum, in Red Square. The artist is known for sewing his mouth shut, in protest of the incarcerated Punk/art band Pussy Riot. He sat for an hour […]

4 November 2013

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Pussy Riot Member Disappears In A Scenario Mirroring Ai Weiwei’s Detention

Jailed artist/punk Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has disappeared without a trace, for nearly two weeks. In a scenario mirroring the arrest and detention of the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the whereabouts of the artist is unknown. She demanded to be moved from the Russian prison colony where she was incarcerated following death threats. […]

28 August 2013

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Anti Gay Russian Officials Confiscate Painting Of Vladimir Putin In Drag

Russian police have shut down an exhibition and confiscated a painting featuring the Russia president Vladimir Putin and his prime minister Dmitry Medvedev dressed in women’s underwear. The work of art was on show at the  “Museum of Power” gallery in St Petersburg.  The authorities also confiscated a painting of the head of the Russian […]

29 July 2013

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Pussy Riot: Watch Recent Video To Mark Incarceration Anniversary

More than 100 internationally renowned musicians have joined a worldwide call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist art/punk group Pussy Riot. As the one year anniversary of the guilty verdict for three Pussy Riot members approaches, two members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, remain in Russian prison camps. Amnesty […]

28 July 2013

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Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Has Her Parole Request Rejected

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the second jailed member of the Art/Punk band Pussy Riot has been denied parole by the court in Saransk who ruled that she had not repented for her crime of hooliganism after singing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. Last week an identical ruling was delivered against bandmate […]

25 July 2013

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Pussy Riot: No Parole For Maria Alyokhina Says Appeal Court

Maria Alyokhina a key member of Art/Punk band Pussy riot will not be granted parole during her two-year prison sentence in Russia. Alyokhina, who has a young son, has served more than a year of her sentence for breaching public order and causing controversy by staging an anti Putin protest, inside a Moscow cathedral. They […]

23 June 2013

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Pussy Riot Speak At London’s Southbank Meltdown Festival

This weekend, Emely Neu and Jade French presented a panel discussion about their new book which continues the dialogue of feminism and political freedom ushered into a new era by the Punk/Artist collective Pussy Riot. The book contains works by Yoko Ono and 30 other artists. (Watch Video Below) Joining them on the panel were […]

1 June 2013

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Pussy Riot Singer Suspends Hunger Strike After Prison Concessions

Maria Alekhina the artist and member of the notorious art/punk band Pussy Riot has ended her 11-day hunger strike after prison authorities met her demands. She had complained that officials at her prison colony in the Ural Mountains has orchestrated a campaign to turn other inmates against her by instigating a security crackdown. Inmates, who […]

8 January 2013

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Chapman Brothers To Boycott Russia After Blasphemy Protest Spoiler

If the Russian Authorities haven’t done enough damage to their countries human rights reputation by jailing the Artist/punk collective Pussy Riot, the target now has turned to Britain’s Chapman Brothers who have been accused of mocking the Church with their art. The complaints were lodged by a group of extremist Russian Orthodox Christians in Mid […]

25 December 2012

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Pussy Riot Spend Their First Brutal Christmas In Jail

It will be a bleak day for Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spending their first Christmas in a draconian Russian jail. Unlike the British or other European penal systems, where a full Christmas lunch is served, with visiting rights granted to families, Alyokhina, one of the two remaining members of the Art/Punk band Pussy Riot […]

17 December 2012

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Pussy Riot Become Focus For Pro-Democracy Movement In Russia

Last year the Russian pro democracy punk band Pussy Riot were virtual unknowns, except to a small core group of Moscow fans. They have within 12 months gone from a loose collective of Artist/Musicians stemming from the street art group Voina (War) to becoming a global force in the fight for political and artistic freedom. […]

25 November 2012

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Pussy Riot Artist Moved To Isolation Cell For Protection

Maria Alyokhina, one of the two remaining members of the Art/Punk band Pussy Riot  has been put into solitary confinement because of tensions with the other inmates. She was transferred to a cell in the Berezniki penal colony, east of Moscow, after sentencing in August.The conditions surrounding Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the other jailed artist is not […]

23 October 2012

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Pussy Riot Women Sent To Draconian Work Camps

The Russian authorities have sent the two remaining jailed women from Art/Punk band Pussy Riot to a work camp. Their lawyers and supporters say that, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, have been sent to camps, far from home. The pair were jailed for two years in August for performing an anti-Kremlin song in […]

13 October 2012

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Kate Middleton And Pussy Riot Top Influential Art Power List

The Duchess of Cambridge and Russian ‘Punk Art band’ Pussy Riot have topped the The ArtLyst alternative list of movers and shakers in the art industry. The list has been published for the second year to run consecutively with the Frieze Art Fair in London. The list states; “Instead of a Machiavellian Power List that […]

10 August 2012

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Pussy Riot Protest Poster Launched By Artist Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid the iconic creator of the graphic sensibility for the 70’s Punk band, the Sex Pistols has created a poster protesting the internment of the Russian Punk band, Pussy Riot. The three piece female band were arrested for staging an Anti-Putin protest inside an historic Russian Orthodox church in Moscow, while a service was […]