ART BUNT EXHIBITION: POST-SOVIET SHARE.
SAATCHI GALLERY (LONDON)
On 16 November 2017, the Tsukanov Family Foundation and Saatchi Gallery opened Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, an exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet protest art over the past 25 years, a world premier for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles presented Inside Pussy Riot, a ground-breaking immersive theatre experience including performances by founding Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova.
Taking place 100 years after the Russian Revolution, Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism explores issues such as challenges to individual freedom of expression in the face of both political ideology and religion. While it does not have direct links to the Revolution, many of the problems that artists face in Russia today are comparable to those in 1917, such as persisting government censorship and police intervention. (RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE, 2017)