Sunday Sessions

Members of Pussy Riot in Conversation with Klaus Biesenbach about Zero Tolerance : Activism, Artistic Courage and Civil Disobedience

Sunday, November 2, 2014
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

VW Dome

In conjunction with MoMA PS1's current group exhibition, Zero Tolerance, Sunday Sessions is pleased to present a conversation with the most visible members of feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, Masha Alekhina, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Petya Verzilov.

Masha, Nadya and Petya will join MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach in a discussion focused on the current culture of political oppression within some national and international governments and how it is being addressed by artists worldwide.

Since Masha and Nadya's 2012 arrest and imprisonment in Russia for speaking out against President Vladimir Putin, they have rigorously sought, through their work with Zona Prava (an NGO focused on prisoners' human rights) and the independent news outlet, Media Zona, to highlight to the world how restrictive social policies, including the passage of anti-gay legislation, have marked everyday life.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door.


Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.