Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Suicide bomber Barbie

politics & art > bitter > sarcasm
Simon Tyszko’s Suicide Bomber Barbie conflates Western commodification with Palestinian desperation. Religious and capitalist dogmas struggle within Barbie’s idealised form, in an artwork of potent incongruity. It is a work whose political stridency is tempered by a well placed humour.
Warning: some may find this disturbing or obscene.
In other words: what real agitprop should be like.
Or real idiocy. I'm ambivalent.

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