Nadya Tolokonnikova – Eat the Rich


SKU: 31245

Artwork Description

Nadya Tolokonnikova – Eat the Rich

Dimensions: 31 x 50″
Year: 2019-2023
Medium: velvet, fringe, and embroidery
Edition: 1/3

The performance art piece “Eat the Rich” took place in Yurovo, Russia, in January 2019.

Under the late authoritarian Putin’s regime political art is being pushed, once again – just like in the USSR – from the streets of Russia to the safety of kitchens, forests and fields. The series of Pussy Riot field actions is inspired by works of The Collective Actions Group, started in 1973 – the group led by Andrei Monastyrsky, Lev Rubinstein, Nikita Alekseev, and Georgii Kizevalter – created performances and happenings in the fields outside of Moscow. Artists, in the USSR and now, are looking for places where they can reflect freely without immediately being censored, punished, harassed or murdered.