Free The Pussy, Summerhall, Edinburgh, until Oct 21
Russia’s Pussy Riot frequently make the headlines. Back in August, when Maria Alyokhina was coming over to Edinburgh to perform her Riot Days shows at the Fringe, she was initially denied boarding her flight and was told of an exit ban by local officials.
In recent days, doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin say the 30-year-old man was likely poisoned at a court hearing in Moscow relating to a protest he staged at the World Cup earlier this year.
The authorities in Russia are definitely not fans of the punk outfit, two of whose members – Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – were jailed in 2012 for performing their song Punk Prayer in the Moscow Russian Orthodox Church.
World-exclusive exhibition Free The Pussy, curated by Edinburgh-based artist Tamsyn Challenger, brings together work made in response to the band’s call for support from artists during their imprisonment.
Featuring work by Yoko Ono, Gulf war artist John Keane, feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago and Jamie Reid, the man behind the Sex Pistols’ most famous record covers, the exhibition has been extended for almost a month, and will now close on October 21.