Argentine art duo Pool & Marianela have refashioned Barbie and Ken dolls into Catholic saints, causing controversy in Latin America and sparking debate over art and religion.
From the artists’ Facebook page:
“In a world that rewards us for thinking, acting, and feeling the same, Marianela and Pool rebel, reaffirming their call to be different. We use humor to highlight their disconnection from a historical, political, religious and fictional universe that still entraps their elders. We rebel to reveal”
The works will be exhibited in Buenos Aires at the POPA Galería de Arte, starting on October 11, in a show called “Barbie, The Plastic Religion.”