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INTERVIEW: PUSSY RIOT’S NADYA TOLOKONNIKOVA ON BRINGING ACTIVISM INTO THE CRYPTO AGE WITH NFTS AND UNICORNDAO

Art collective, performance artists, girl group, punk band, anarchists… Pussy Riot has been labeled many different ways over the years, although few truly grasp the full scope of what they are about and many have perhaps underestimated their brilliance. Originally a roughly dozen-member Russian feminist collective, Pussy Riot is now a fully-fledged protest movement and…

HOW CREATIVES ARE RAISING MONEY FOR THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE FROM ACTRESS MILA KUNIS, TO PUSSY RIOT, NFTS AUCTIONS, ART EXHIBITIONS AND MORE

On February 24th, Russia aggressively invaded Ukraine's capital Kyiv in a surprise invasion to take over the country by force. The capital was attacked by missile strikes and rockets crashing into residential buildings forcing civilians to flee. More than 2.5 million people have so far fled Ukraine because of Russia's invasion, in what the UN…

RUSSIAN PROTEST GROUP, PUSSY RIOT ANNOUNCES NEWS OF UPCOMING VENTURES INTO THE ART WORLD, NFT LAUNCHES, AND MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS

  Pussy Riot stands for gender fluidity, inclusivity, matriarchy, love, laughter, decentralization, anarchy, and anti-authoritarianism. Today, hundreds of people identify as a part of the Pussy Riot community. Conceptual artist and activist Nadya Tolokonnika, founding member of Pussy Riot, was sentenced in 2012 to 2 years imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance. She went through a…

RUSSIAN FEMINIST PROTEST GROUP, PUSSY RIOT, AND THEIR REBELLION THROUGH MUSIC

Russian girl group, Pussy Riot, has made it their mission to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin and his policies concerning feminism and LGBTQ+ rights through guerrilla performances in public places, which are then filmed as music videos and posted on the Internet. Many of these performances resulted in members of the group being arrested and others…

BOSTON CALLING 2018: ST. VINCENT, PUSSY RIOT, JACK WHITE & MORE

Over Memorial Day weekend, Harvard Stadium served as the adventurous backdrop for the 9th edition of Boston Calling. Over the course of three days, festival goers were treated to performances from artists including The Killers, Paramore, Pussy Riot, Jack White and The National. Brockhampton gave an emotional performance after the departure of founding member Ameer…

PUSSY RIOT’S NADYA TOLOKONNIKOVA & MARINA ABRAMOVIC TALK PERFORMANCE & ACTIVISM

On May 14th, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot and artist Marina Abramovic sat down for a conversation on performance and activism, moderated by Melena Ryzik of The New York Times. The discussion was hosted by the newspaper's TimesTalks series, live events featuring creative pioneers and the publication's talented columnists and writers. Last month, the TimesTalks Festival…

TIMESTALKS TO HOST PUSSY RIOT & MARINA ABRAMOVICH IN CONVERSATION ON MAY 14TH

TimesTalks: Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova & Marina Abramovich May 14th, 2018, 7:00pm Florence Gould Hall: 55 East 59th Street, NYC Tickets HERE Following the success of the recent TimesTalks Festival, the program of live performances and conversations has announced its next event, this time hosting Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and performance artist Marina Abramovich. The two…

‘DAY FOR NIGHT’ MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL HITS HOUSTON THIS DECEMBER

The 3rd edition of Day For Night, a music and arts festival and summit, takes place December 15-17 in Houston, Texas. This year’s lineup will include musicians like Nine Inch Nails, Tyler, The Creator, James Blake, Solange, Cardi B, Pussy Riot, Cashmere Cat, and so many others. Day for Night 2017 feature very diverse bunch…

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WATERMILL WELCOMES RECORD-BREAKING CROWD TO ‘HOUSE OF MADNESS’ BENEFIT & AUCTION

View Photo Gallery of The Watermill Center "Fada: House of Madness" benefit (50 photos)  On July 30th, the Watermill Center welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the Hamptons for the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation’s 23rd Annual Summer Benefit & Auction. Themed “FADA: House of Madness,” this year’s event drew its biggest crowd ever, which may…

ART IS THE ANSWER – 12 FEMALE ARTISTS SHAPING THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

IT IS NO SECRET THAT THE ART WORLD, though responsible for propagating spectacular, history-shaping movements, has been at best an uneven playing field for men versus women in the fight for respect and artistic reification. At worst it’s served as an unassailable fortress wherein institutionalized sexism is not just a latent function of the system…

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CONCERT – MADONNA, PUSSY RIOT & MORE

On Wednesday night the first Amnesty International concert in 16 years was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn featuring big names such as Madonna, Debbie Harry, Pussy Riot, Yoko Ono, and Lauryn Hill. The purpose of the concert was to raise awareness of human rights violations around the world as well as to recruit new members to Amnesty International.…

PUSSY RIOT SPEAKS UP ABOUT THEIR RELEASE

On February 21st, 2012, five members of the Russian girl group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of a church in Moscow. Their performance was stopped by church security but their "riot" had already been turned into a music video entitled "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!" The following month, two…

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