Who is afraid of the Pussy Riot?
24 MAR 2017
Meet the Russian activists who weren’t afraid to condemn the Russian Orthodox Church and Vladimir Putin through their art.
They are the most famous female collective in the world: Russian feminists and activists, Pussy Riot have staged some of the most memorable performances of our times. Now two of its members are coming to Athens to present their work and engage with the public at the OCC: the journalist Sasha Bogino and the poet Masha Alyokhina. Alyokhina, a founder member of Pussy Riot, has since set up Zona Prava, an organization which provides support to prisoners in Russian jails. Her interest in the conditions in which prisoners are kept in Russia was spurred by the months she herself spent in prison after her conviction for hooliganism in 2012—the hooliganism in question being Pussy Riot’s performance in Moscow cathedral. Entitled Punk Prayer, it condemned the Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Vladimir Putin.
creditsCurated by: Afroditi Panagiotakou, Pasqua Vorgia
Our heartfelt thanks to Katerina Oikonomakou for her contribution.
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The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.
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