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"Vaginart" in Kiev PinchukArtCentre

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"Vaginart" in Kiev PinchukArtCentreThe women's movement FEMEN staged action "Vaginart" in Kiev`s PinchukArtCentre in protest against the exhibition of Sergey Bratkov. Activists of FEMEN February 2, 2010 at 19:00 undressed down to his underwear, in Ukrainian wreaths and sunglasses, with placards in their hands "The Ukraine - not vagina!"and "Vaginart" staged photo session on the floor near the scandalous work of Bratkov "Khortytsya", in which the author captures a girl in embroidered shirts, demonstrating their sexual organs.

Photo session lasted only 10 seconds, so as PinchukArtCentre's security arrived activists and brought the girls from the building.

According to the organization FEMEN, their action they decided to "further emphasize the "pseudo- psychological" and "sharp realism" of paintings". In FEMEN stressed that their protest called "frankly pornographic content installation Bratkov".

"We do not like when we are insulted. And this picture, and the exhibition as a whole - an insult to Ukrainian womens and Ukraine! "- Commented Alexandra Shevchenko, an activist women's movement FEMEN and curator of the program "Ukraine - not a brothel!".

Ukraine - not vagina!

Dmytro Chernenko
05.02.2010

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