Artist Blends American & Islamic Dress Code For ‘Burka Barbie’

Artist Blends American & Islamic Dress Code For ‘Burka Barbie’

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Despite describing her latest work as being apolitical, Munich-based artist Beate Passow was busy courting controversy in Berlin, Tuesday, displaying her bare-legged 'Burka-Barbies'.

The dolls are robed in vibrant, rainbow coloured burkas, but Passow has chosen to remove the modesty of the full body veil, and show her figurines in mini-skirts with uncovered legs.

Speaking from Berlin's Academy of Art, Passow explained how she wanted to synthesise what she sees as the symbol of women in the Muslim world with the portrayal of women in Western liberal society.

(With inputs from Ruptly)

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