Inside Pussy Riot

Inside Pussy Riot

Discover the story of Russia’s most radical feminist activist group

An immersive re-imagining of Pussy Riot’s anarchic history will seize London’s Saatchi Gallery this winter. Armed with the group’s trademark pink balaclavas, audiences will be swept by a captivating story on the all-female Russian punk activists. Their radical public performances and protests on feminism, LGBTQ rights and Russian politics have seen them grab headlines across the world, particularly in 2012, when the group were arrested for staging a protest song at a Moscow cathedral.

London-based theatre group Les Enfants Terribles are behind this “wild theatrical experience”, and have collaborated with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova to create an intensely politically charged atmosphere.

“[The experience] shows you what prison, prosecution of political activists and police oppression looks like…Inside Pussy Riot plunges you into the totality of an authoritarian system - if you do not choose real democracy and participation, authoritarianism chooses you" Tolokonnikova told the BBC

Inside Pussy Riot marks 100 years since Russia’s October Revolution, and will be accompanied by the exhibition Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism. Prepare yourself for polarizing work by artists such as Pyotr Pavlensky, who notoriously nailed his scrotum to the ground at Red Square in protest against Russia’s alleged “police state” policies.

Inside Pussy Riot runs at the Saatchi Gallery till 24 December 2017

  • Words: Monique Todd