A sculpture 33 meters high, 16 meters wide and 6 meters deep. An imposing artwork that has caused a lot of discussion in Brazil, and it could only be so since it is a giant vagina in reinforced concrete. The contemporary artist Juliana Notari created it in the hills of the State of Pernambuco. A sculpture unveiled on its social profiles, which above all outraged Bolsonaro‘s supporters.
There was no lack of intervention with a tweet from Olavo de Carvalho, the political guru of Bolsonaro who lives in the US. But as the Guardian newspaper observes, if many were shocked, just as many applauded. A resin covered vagina made by Notari in 11 months. “It makes you think and raises the right problems”, the famous trans cartoonist Laerte Coutinho posted on twitter. “An intimate part of us exposed with such beauty. We need more similar works that elevate feminism and its nuances, “wrote a fan of the artist. Even Kleber Mendonc1a Filho, a well-known director from Pernambuco, broke a lance in favor of the scarlet vagina: “Brazil is experiencing an obscurantist season. The reactions to your work show it. This is why it is a real success ”.
Created on the grounds of a former sugar factory, the work called Diva was created by Juliana Notari with the clear intention of “questioning the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric Western society. Problems that have become increasingly urgent “. A giant vagina dominating the hill like a wound to denounce the violence against nature and reclaim the feminist cause. There was no lack of attention from the artistic world and obviously a violent debate between for and against on social media was ignited.