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This segment from Last Week Tonight got to me.
Civil Forfeiture - NAT! 2014
This segment from
#LastWeekTonight kept buzzing around my mind. Civil Forfeitures - NAT! 2014
Room 1 Remixed
If you think the government is going to fix things, you probably don’t live in America. #LoveArtVisuals
In this installation of #ThingsILearnedFromComedians, #BillMaher breaks it down for an all #American
Flower Power 4 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
Flower Power 3 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
Happy Snack Time 2 - NAT! 2014 - LoveArtVisuals.com
#LoveArtVisuals #LisaFrankJr #Watercolor
#Ink #inktober #digitalart
Flower Power 2
Flower Power GIF - NAT! 2014
My Favorite Dinosaur Showing Solidarity Support for the #FergusonOctober #FreedomFighters
You I’m All About That Lisa Frank #ThrowbackThursday! #LisaFrank #LisaFrankJr #tbt
The Argentinian artists behind this exhibition cancelled it due to a large amount of backlash and threats.
Their point is simple: “Depictions of saints and goddesses like the Virgin Mary and Kali have always indicated beauty standards of the day, and the artists wanted to update these religious icons to reflect contemporary ideals — which they believe are best embodied in the leggy, plastic bombshell doll.”
Barbies are a toy that conjures a specific kind of image on impressionable children and adults. Toys are a medium that people are not always used to seeing in art, but we put our ideals, fantasies and egos into toys, especially those that resemble humans.
Using Barbies to explore the ego and images of religion is an interesting and controversial approach. Introspection tends to rattle religious folks, but I would love to see this show put up without defensive threats of violence.
The statement made by this exhibition, to me, is less about the religious icons and more of a commentary on contemporary thoughts of body ideals. Human thought about a “healthy” or “appealing” body type has changed over time, and the images of the these icons have also changed. I would love to see this show along with a series of images showcasing how the icons have changed over the centuries according to body image ideals in popular culture.