Barbie: The Icon
Exhibition, Mudec, Milan, Italy.
In her 56 years of life, Barbie has managed to challenge every linguistic, cultural, social, and anthropological barrier. It is for this reason that Milan’s cultural museum has chosen to dedicate an exhibition to her, telling the story of the incredible life of a doll that has interpreted the aesthetic and cultural transformations of society for more than half a century. However, unlike the other myths of contemporaneity that are worn out by the passing of time, this doll has enjoyed the privilege of being timeless and of crossing distant eras and lands, representing some 50 different nationalities and bolstering an identity that mirrors the global imagination, for better or for worse.