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Feminnale scandal. Deputy calls for holding Culture Minister accountable

In connection with the scandal around Feminnale at the Museum of Fine Arts, it is necessary to consider the responsibility of the Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan Azamat Zhamankulov. Member of the Parliament Makhabat Ergeshova told at a parliament meeting today.

She noted that such campaigns involving naked women were incompatible with national traditions and the set of mind of the Kyrgyz.

«We all understand what art is, we know the works of great artists, who painted from nude models. But this is alien to us. Aggression, violence are growing in society. We must work on personal development in order to raise the culture of the people. If such events were held in recreation areas or at a private institution, then there would be no such reaction. Not only the director of the museum, but also the Minister of Culture is to blame,» she said.

The first Feminnale of Contemporary Art is held in Bishkek. A large-scale exposition was opened in the Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev with the works of 56 artists from 22 countries.

However, the activists were outraged by the performance, which provoked heated discussions on social media, about the plight of young women — a girl washing lamb intestines in a bowl, or naked women.

The Director of the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts Mira Dzhangaracheva was hastily dismissed by the Minister of Culture.