Pussy Riot heading to Art Basel

1st Dec 16 | Entertainment News

Russian punk collective Pussy Riot are reportedly heading to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair later this week (ends02Dec16) after raising enough money to perform.

Glastonbury Festival 2015

The punk group, which shot to fame in 2012 when three members - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich - were jailed for staging a protest performance at a church in Moscow, were invited to perform at the event, but the bandmates had to secure a minimum $10,000 sponsorship to support the performance.

Sources tell the New York Post's Page Six report the band has reached its goal.

The band will perform at the Nautilus hotel on Thursday (01Dec16) at an event for New York's Hole gallery.

Since the trio's release from jail, the band members have been involved in a number of projects, supporting global feminism and women's rights, and Alekhina announced plans to open the New Balkan Women's Museum, which will feature art exclusively from women, in Montenegro last year (15).

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