Pussy Riot to remain behind bars

A Twitter photo of Tolokonnikova holding up a sign with a quotation from the late Dmitry Prigov: “And sometimes you do not want to sit down for their beliefs, but must!”

According to the interview with Kommersant which we just translated, Moscow Biennale of Young Art curator Kathrin Becker has voiced her doubts as to whether an exhibition is the proper context for political activism (for more on this, see her interview with artist Alexey Buldakov, in which she specifically addresses the Berlin Biennale.)

So what is the proper context? Where does political activism belong?

If you ask the Moscow Court System, it may be in jail. After raising hopes that Pussy Riot might be freed, it was determined this afternoon that the defendants will remain behind bars until their July 24 trial, as mandated earlier.

Meanwhile, Pussy Riot has petitioned their case as a human rights violation in a European court in Strausbourg. Pussy Riot’s website is currently down, but information can be found on their Twitter stream. Updates to follow.

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One Response to Pussy Riot to remain behind bars

  1. Pingback: Pussy Riot to be held another SIX MONTHS without trial | Baibakov Art Projects

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