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Interior Ministry investigates threats against ex-director of museum

Threats against the ex-director of the Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev Mira Dzhangaracheva because of the scandalous exhibition with a naked model have been registered and an investigation has been started. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Kashkar Dzhunushaliev told at a session of the Parliament.

Mira Dzhangaracheva previously stated that she personally, organizers of the Feminnale and employees of the Museum of Fine Arts received threats from aggressive activists.

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

However, activists were outraged by the performance, which provoked heated discussions on social media about the plight of young women — a girl washing sheep’s 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 Azamat Zhamankulov.