An all star line-up of artists and performers have coalesced in support around jailed Russia political punk rockers Pussy Riot. This Thursday, August 16th, at the Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel in New York City, a group of actors/poets/artists such as Chloe Sevigny and Eileen Myles will read from the band’s court room statements in an act of solidarity.

Velvet Park reports:

This Thursday, 16 August (the eve of the Pussy Riot trial verdict), a series of readings of the band’s court room statements will be read by an amazing ensemble of queers and feminists, including:

  • Chloe Sevigny
  • Eileen Myles
  • Karen Finley
  • Johanna Fateman
  • Justin Vivian Bond

Pussy Riot, consisting of the trio Katja Samutsevich, Nadia Tolokonnikova , Masha Alyekhina, are on trial for their act of “hooliganism”—a feminist critique of Putin and the Russian nation-state—at a Moscow cathedral earlier this year. They are facing multiple years behind bars, and artists and activists aroudn the globe are rallying to their side.

This event, intended to raise awareness about the trial and the impending verdict, as well as to promote a collective feminist consciousness on an international level, will take place within Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan. Doors open at 730pm and the event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the reading–and other Pussy Riot related events taking place across the globe– click here.

 

[via Velvet Park]


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2 Responses to “Chloe Sevigny, Justin Vivian Bond, and Eileen Myles Perform at Free Pussy Riot Public Reading”

  1. amelia 15 August 2012 at 2:03 PM #

    so, have folks somehow forgotten how transphobic chloe sevigny has been recently, or is her celebrity somehow more important than confronting transphobia? just a thought.


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