A Color Defect: Rio Museum of Art

10 September 2022 - 27 August 2023

A historiographical review of slavery addressing the struggles, social and cultural contexts of the 19th century. "Um Defeito de Cor" (A Color Defect) the main exhibition at MAR, is an interpretation of the book of the same name by the Brazilian writer Ana Maria Gonçalves, which tells the saga of an African woman named Kehinde who, in Brazil, must fight for her freedom and rebuild her life.


This section of the book, curated by Amanda Bonan, Marcelo Campos, and the author herself, covers years of Brazilian and African history. There are a total of 400 works of art, including drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations by more than 100 artists from locations such as Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Maranhão, and even from the African continent, mostly black and female.

Panmela Castro presents a selection from her series "Black Women Don't Get Flowers," featuring a multimedia installation consisting of paintings, drawings, objects, and a video.