Barbie: art or commerce? Discuss… February 10, 2006Posted by Bryan in Uncategorized.
Recently I took in “The Barbie Story”, an exhibition at the Hangaram Design Museum. Billed as the world’s largest Barbie doll exhibition, the display was sponsored by the Austrian Embassy in Seoul. (Huh? — can someone please explain the connection?). This was a fascinating experience on many levels, and raised some interesting questions about consumerism vs. art — not to mention the fetishization of a tiny plastic doll!
To see my pictures from the Barbie exhibit, click here.