Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Barbies become religious icons

Barbies become religious icons | September 23, 2014

A pair of Argentinean artists are courting controversy with a series of Barbie and Ken dolls modeled after religious icons including Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.

 Barbies become religious icons

Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini posted photos online featuring Mattel's famous plastic couple as religious figures complete with boxes explaining their intended identities.

The artists said the dolls will be displayed Oct. 11 at an exhibition titled "Barbie, The Plastic Religion" in Buenos Aires.

Barbies become religious icons

The 33 dolls feature icons from religions including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
"If there's a Barbie doctor, a teacher and a police officer, why shouldn't there be a Virgin of Lujan Barbie?" the artists said on their Facebook page.