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A 30-meter-long concrete vagina sculpture arouses anger in Brazil

A 30-meter concrete vagina sculpture embedded on a hill is causing anger in Brazil

  • ‘Diva’, a scarlet sculpture of a vagina on a hill in Brazil, has polarized opinions
  • “One of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen!” said one critic of the artwork
  • Others praised the statue for its ‘beauty’ and ‘elevation of feminism’

A 30 meter long concrete vagina sculpture embedded on a hill has sparked anger in Brazil.

The statue was built on the site of a former sugar mill in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and unveiled on Saturday.

The scarlet sculpture, entitled ‘Diva’, extends for 33 meters and was built into the hill using excavators. Visual artist Juliana Notari was behind its creation.

The scarlet sculpture, entitled 'Diva', extends for 33 meters and was built into the hill using excavators. The visual artist Juliana Notari is depicted above

The scarlet sculpture, entitled ‘Diva’, extends for 33 meters and was built into the hill using excavators. The visual artist Juliana Notari is depicted above

The statue was built on the site of a former sugar mill in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and was unveiled on Saturday.

The statue was built on the site of a former sugar mill in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and was unveiled on Saturday.

The statue was built on the site of a former sugar mill in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and was unveiled on Saturday.

The sculpture drew backlash from critics of the artwork, with one person writing on Facebook, 'One of the dumbest things I've ever seen!'

The sculpture drew backlash from critics of the artwork, with one person writing on Facebook, 'One of the dumbest things I've ever seen!'

The sculpture drew backlash from critics of the artwork, with one person writing on Facebook, ‘One of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen!’

The sculpture drew backlash from critics of the artwork, with one person writing on Facebook, ‘One of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen!’

‘Who do you leftists think you’re fooling? Apart from useful idiots on the left, of course, ”said another.

A Facebook user wondered how suitable the artwork was for children. “With all due respect, I didn’t like it. Imagine me hanging out in this park with my daughters and they ask … Daddy what’s that?” What shall I answer?

‘I didn’t think it was cool. Worse, the government has allowed this in a public park. ‘

The controversial sculpture is depicted as it is being built into the hill, above and below

The controversial sculpture is depicted as it is being built into the hill, above and below

The controversial sculpture is depicted as it is being built into the hill, above and below

According to artist Juliana Notari, 'Diva' was intended to 'question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric Western society'

According to artist Juliana Notari, 'Diva' was intended to 'question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric Western society'

According to artist Juliana Notari, ‘Diva’ was intended to ‘question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric Western society’

One called it 'wonderful and beautiful', while another wrote: 'I loved it! An intimate part of us exposed to such beauty. We need more such works that elevate feminism and its nuances'

One called it 'wonderful and beautiful' while another wrote: 'I loved it! An intimate part of us exposed to such beauty. We need more such works that elevate feminism and its nuances'

One called it ‘wonderful and beautiful’, while another wrote: ‘I loved it! An intimate part of us exposed to such beauty. We need more such works that elevate feminism and its nuances’

Others celebrated the unique artwork, with trans cartoonist Laerte Coutinho writing on Twitter that there was “ a lot to think about ” with the image.

One called it ‘wonderful and beautiful’ while another wrote: ‘I loved it! An intimate part of us exposed to such beauty. We need more such works that elevate feminism and its nuances. ‘

According to artist Juliana Notari, ‘Diva’ was intended to ‘question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric Western society’ and also provoke a debate about the ‘problematization of gender’.

Apparently referring to Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency, Notari wrote in the Facebook post, “Today, these issues have become increasingly urgent.”

The Facebook post garnered more than 12,000 shares and 28,000 likes.

Apparently referring to Jair Bolsonaro's presidency, Notari wrote in the Facebook post: 'These days these issues have become increasingly urgent'

Apparently referring to Jair Bolsonaro's presidency, Notari wrote in the Facebook post: 'These days these issues have become increasingly urgent'

Apparently referring to Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency, Notari wrote in the Facebook post: ‘These days these issues have become increasingly urgent’

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