Argentine artists transform Barbie dolls into religious figurines
Everyone knows the world-renowned Barbie and Ken dolls, but a pair of Argentine artists have taken the legendary toys and adapted them into religious figurines. The artists, Marianela Perelli and Emiliano Paolini, from the city of Rosario in central Argentina, have reconstructed dozens of the famous dolls and transformed them into Catholic, Buddhist and Jewish figures. They call the exhibition “Barbie, The Plastic Religion” and hope to take it on the road around the world.
Perelli and Paolini told Reuters they want to respect all the religions represented in their work. For that reason they did not include the Muslim prophet Muhammad in the series as Islam prohibits the creation of his image.