|Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)|
11" x 8.5", ink, watercolor, pencil, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
I read the Pussy Riot manifesto the other day. It is called Art and the Human Manifesto and was written by Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the two members of the band jailed for hooliganism in Russia, and now serving a two year sentence. The manifesto was written to protect the integrity of the band and makes for a good read that I would recommend to anyone interested in punk rock, politics, current events, feminism, to anyone reading this blog really. It's on the Free Pussy Riot website. Putin Zassal (Putin wet himself) is the second Pussy Riot track in the list. (For those of you who pay close attention to these writings: I indeed made an error a few weeks ago when I stated that Hirut Bekele was the only non-English speaking musician in the Top 100 this year. I had simply forgotten about the band Pussy Riot.) Here's a link to the video for Putin Zassal.