Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot & Marina Abramovic

Watch the duo discuss art and activism

Hear Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest punk rock group, and performance artist Marina Abramovic, talk about their respective art practices with Melena Ryzik of The New York Times.

Since 2011, Pussy Riot has been creating agitprop art pieces, resisting censorship, mass surveillance and torture in prisons and police departments. For the last five years Pussy Riot has been working on providing non-fake news and analytics to Russians through the online multimedia platform Mediazona. Over the past five decades, Abramovic has pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form, creating some of the movement’s most important early works. She now supports her legacy through the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI), a platform for immaterial and long durational work.

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