Eco-Editorial: “Anti-Human”, by Pol Kurucz & Fernando Cozendey

Open-minded photographer Pol Kurucz captures the new collection of Brazilian fashion designer Fernando Cozendey in a chessy, extravagant visual metaphor in ‘Anti-Human’ eco-editorial – an ode to wildlife, and a doom to humans. 

The Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paolo based avant-garde group known as ‘Kolor Art Collective’ (we mentioned them in a previous feature here) are releasing their third project included in The ZONE series. The hot, yet to be published editorial is a contemporary manifesto that depicts the reality of nowadays animal cruelty that everybody seems to keep ignoring, through minimalistic and colorful imagery. 

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“The result is a stylish punch in the face of the systematic exploitation and extermination of the animal world”, the group of artists mention. “This eco-editorial is an immersion into an inverted universe, where the role of abused and abuser are switched: humans are subjected to the exact same horrors that they expose wildlife to as animals take their revenge as executioners”.

Something like a more artsy and enhanced version of “meanwhile in another dimension” Internet meme where a Cobra-cosplayed lady plays the flute for a bare naked charmer or a Buffalo-Girl displays human (and other creatures) trophies on the wall (no worries, it’s all just innuendos – no humans were harmed during the photoshoot… I think!).

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Cozendey’s masterminded outfits are gathered under the name of “Livre”, which means “Free” in Portuguese – just another simple, yet powerful way of highlighting the project’s leitmotif. “This non-profit eco-editorial was supported by the participation of a number of Brazilian national celebrities and high profile actors including Fe Paes Leme, Dani Calabresa, Valesca Popozuda and Dudu Berthollini”.

The works will be exhibited in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the spring of 2017. To keep yourself updated, follow @polkurucz .

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Romanian self-taught writer, interested in contemporary art, unconventional culture and gonzo journalism. He's been writing for almost a decade while doing shitty jobs for a living. He's agnostic, supports a censorship-free world, he reads way less than he wants and he enjoys feminist porn.

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