33 meters long Vulva sculpture in Brazil’s conservative Protest

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Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel
Emma Teitel is an award-winning national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star who writes about anything and everything. She got her start at Maclean's Magazine where she wrote frequently about women's issues, LGBT rights, and popular culture.

A giant Vulva sculpture on a hill in the North-East of Brazil, has fueled the ongoing culture war between Left-wing and Conservative face. Involved close Confidante of the President, Jair Bolsonaro.

The sculpture named “Diva”, 33 meters long and made of concrete and resin is produced, originates from the artist Juliana Notari. The plant is located on the site of a former sugar factory in the state of Pernambuco, which has been converted into an Open-Air Museum.

As a Notari, the Installation unveiled last week, said the artist, you will have to show a Vulva and a wound. So she wanted to make the relationship between nature and culture in a “phallozentrischen and anthropocentric society” in question.

“These issues have become more urgent,” wrote the artist in a statement on its Facebook page. The Text accompanied a series of photographs of the big, bright red sculpture. In their preparation, a Team of 20 artisans worked for eleven months.

The work of art has triggered hot discussion in the social media. Over 25,000 people have left comments on Notaris Facebook Post – including both supporters as well as critics of the work.

Penis-sculpture as a response?

“With all due respect, I didn’t like it,” wrote one commentator: “If I imagine myself to be with my young daughters in this Park on the way and asked: “dad, what is it?” what am I going to answer?” Another commentator replied: “With all due respect, you can teach your daughters that they need not be ashamed of your own sexual organs.”

The ideological Guru of President Bolsonaro, Olavo de Carvalho, used his Twitter Account to criticize Notaris work sharp – he seems to have suggested a giant Penis sculpture as a response. His comment was retweeted 700 times, often with significant rates against Left provided.

Bolsonaro is expressed has Long been critical of art that he sees as the left extreme. In 2019, he tried, without success, the promotion of films to freeze the action of subjects from the LGBT+area. A few months later, his culture was to dismiss the Secretary of state, after he published a Video in which he apparently had imitated a speech by the Nazi propaganda, the heads of Joseph Goebbels.

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