Panmela Castro, Olympic Goddess in Rio for the Games

From Rio, “The Goddess of Victory” by Brazilian artist Panmela Castro on the Boulevard Olímpico. Fresh off her PM/10 mural in front of the under construction Urban Nation in Berlin, Panmela says that she feels lke she won an Olympic medal to paint this Greek goddess in her home country.

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Panmela Castro “The Goddess of Victory” Olympic Boulevard. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. August 2016. (photo © Panmela Castro)

A performance artist who is not afraid to challenge patriarchal structures about femininity and gender fluidity, and with whom we’ve talked to about carving words into her own body with a blade, Castro is no intellectual lightweight. So we take Ms. Castro seriously when she brings this winged woman to the Olympics – “the goddess that personifies victory, triumph and glory,” she tells us.

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Panmela Castro “The Goddess of Victory” Olympic Boulevard. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. August 2016. (photo © Panmela Castro)

 

 

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