Pussy Riot Plans to Open a Women-Only Museum

The New Balkan Women's Museum will be located in Montenegro.

It’s been a big year for Pussy Riot and to close out 2015—which found the group staging protests for workers, guest starring on House of Cards, and playing Banksy’s Dismaland—the group is planning to launch a women-only museum.

In a short interview with artnet, Maria Alyokhina (one of Pussy Riot’s founders) opened up about the protest group/punk band’s desire to create the New Balkan Women’s Museum: a safe space that will only feature female artists, will be curated and run by women, and will be exclusively for women. Beyond being an excellent idea to promote and elevate women within all aspects of the art world, Noisey reports that Alyokhina’s choice of Montenegro as the location might be its own form of protest to the gender inequality of the region.

Either way, the New Balkan Women’s Museum is still in the infancy stage, so stay tuned for more concrete details.

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