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Pussy Riot Gets A Pop-Up Exhibit and Fundraiser Next Month in Chelsea Gallery

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After last week's outrageous yet (unfortunately) unsurprising Moscow ruling that sentenced Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich to two years in prison, some better news:

Chelsea art gallery Lombard-Freid Projects has announced plans to host a pop-up art exhibition titled Pussy Riot and an Amnesty International-backed fundraiser on September 10.

Lombard-Freid Projects will screen five videos of the feminist punk collective that feature both the sentenced trio and other artists on continuous loop. As Victoria Dushkina -- who originally conceptualized the show in Moscow but found no support from local galleries -- explains to Bloomberg:

"I'd like to create the atmosphere of absurdity and hysteria that characterized the Pussy Riot trial."

Funds raised will contribute towards the continued defense of Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina, and Samutsevich.

Image via Free Pussy Riot.

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