Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hermitage Director commented on the scandal around the exhibition Jan Fabre – TASS

SAINT PETERSBURG, on November 16. /TASS/. The attacks on the exhibition Jan Fabre at the State Hermitage Museum come from people who never even visited.

This opinion was expressed to journalists the General Director of the Museum Mikhail Piotrovsky, answering the question TASS correspondent. According to him, the angry feedback about the exhibition, which used stuffed dead animals, “written in mostly people at the exhibition was not.”

“We do not react to it,” said Piotrovsky. “We have an entire educational program around Fabre, which covers social networks, apps, mobile devices, and includes roundtables. But it is, of course, designed for people who are even slightly interested in, for people to think. Of course, such events we have and will again, because it turned out that the audience we are less educated than we thought”, he added.

He also said that “for those who are interested, the Hermitage is scheduled a few meetings and tours with real animal and not a “fake”, so it will continue.”

After the opening of the exhibition Jan Fabre “the Knight of despair – a warrior of beauty” users of social networks have criticized the Hermitage of cruelty. Some members of the public believe that the stuffed animals have no place in the Hermitage and the art in General has no right to exist. There were even demands for the resignation of the General Director of the Hermitage for the fact that he made the creation of the exhibition in the Museum.


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