Feature: Christopher George
Saatchi Gallery and the Tsukanov Family Foundation announce Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism an exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet Union protest art, featuring the work of prominent Russian and Ukrainian protest artists. Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism at the Saatchi Gallery will be the first time that notorious protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlenskyhave had an exhibition dedicated to their work anywhere in the world, the exhibition opens on 16th November.
Pyotr Pavlensky is famous for radical performances denouncing state power including nailing his scrotum to Red Square and sewing his mouth shut in protest against the incarceration of Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot gained global notoriety when five members of the group staged a protest performance inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012 leading to the arrests of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina.
Maria Alyokhina will stage a protest performance at the opening of Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism while Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has teamed up with award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles (‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’) to present Inside Pussy Riot, a breakthrough immersive theatre experience that will bring to life Pussy Riot’s cathedral protest and later imprisonment. Inside Pussy Riot will take over two gallery spaces at the Saatchi Gallery and will run from 14thNovember – 24th December as part of Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism.
Inside Pussy Riot runs from Tuesday 14th November – Sunday 24th December and tickets are priced from £21.50. For more information and to book tickets visit
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