Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot In Conversation with Edward Goldman
Maria Alyokhina (of Pussy Riot)
In Conversation with Edward Goldman

Art, Sex & Disobedience
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8PM
Royce Hall

Members of Russian feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot have risen to global visibility over the last several years. Their provocative guerilla performances in unusual public locations center around themes of feminism and LGBT rights, primarily in opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they regard as a dictator. Their approach to protest and the much-publicized jailing of two members, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, was recently dramatized in the hit Netflix drama “House of Cards”, with Tolokonnikova, her husband Pytor Verzilov and Alyokhina guest starring as themselves. An HBO documentary titled “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” was released in 2013.

Alyokhina shares their story with us through a conversation with KCRW’s Edward Goldman. Since 1988, Goldman has been the host of KCRW’s weekly art review, “Art Talk”. Both fearless and fun, Edward offers a unique accent on art. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world, and isn’t afraid to “speak truth to power.”

Supported by the George C. Perkins Fund.

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