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Pussy Riot’s Advice on Surviving in Trump’s America, Delivered in Miami Beach

In the 40-minute talk, Tolokonnikova ranged widely, offering an extensive reading list, from Roland Barthes to Mikhail Bakhtin, laying out an autobiography of her political dissent and touching on her time in prison.The talk ranged from “vaginal globalism” to the lessons of hard prison time.

“Let all the people in! Listen to your women! Stop killing black children! Make America great again!”

So runs the refrain to Pussy Riot’s song “Make America Great Again,” screened in Miami Beach Thursday night during the Art Basel fair, when the band’s founder, Nadia Tolokonnikova, gave a lecture to a supportive crowd by the pool at the Nautilus Hotel on Collins Avenue in South Beach. The musician and Russian dissenter, who spent nearly two years as a political prisoner, was invited to Miami by New York gallery The Hole.

In the 40-minute talk, Tolokonnikova ranged widely, offering an extensive reading list, from Roland Barthes to Mikhail Bakhtin, laying out an autobiography of her political dissent and touching on her time in prison.

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