Kolor Collective: Afro-feminism in Rio

Kolor Collective: Afro-feminism in Rio

The latest series by Brazil-based artists Kolor Art Collective is a tribute to the combined strength of two emancipating forces: feminism and the afro culture.

The latest series by the Rio de Janeiro-based group Kolor Art Collective is a tribute to the combined strength of feminism and afro culture. Black women in Brazil (and in most countries) are taken hostage by both racism and misogyny. While facing a large array of issues including sexual abuse, domestic violence, police brutality, cultural stereotyping, income inequality, lack of healthcare and education, they are heavily underrepresented politically and in the media. They have been recently taking their struggle to the streets, to social networks and to the stage of larger, mainstream music and art festivals. The Kolor Art Collective is taking part in this movement via visual provocation.

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