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Altyn Kapalova, an activist and artist from Kyrgyzstan, speaks through art about the problems of women and the queer community in Kyrgyzstan. She created the Museum of Feminist and Queer Art, where she collects and preserves a collection of art that is rare for Central Asia.
The museum features works through which artists talk about mental health, political participation and the discrimination they face in the art community.
Kapalova herself, as an artist, works on a creative interpretation of social problems in the country. She began textile work, which is based on a study of the femicide of the Kloop journalists Anna Kapushenko and Savia Khasanova “I would have killed her anyway”.
“The museum is now a generator that creates knowledge, shares information or creates protests. The concept of our museum is that we use art as a tool for social change, as a tool for expressing protest,” says Kapalova.