Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Vernita E Nemec AKA N'Cognita

Bohemian Barbie in Paris

Bohemian Barbie in Paris

Vernita E Nemec AKA N'Cognita. Bohemian Barbie in Paris, 2004–2008.

Description:
I have been creating "Barbie" performances for nearly the past decade, in an effort to deal with being an aging woman. Various incarnations have been born but the primary works have been about "Bohemian Barbie" becoming an "Aging Activist Barbie". This image is of "Barbie in Paris," a guerilla performance presented at the Pompidou. I go on for about 20-30 minutes with fighting Barbies, putting on make-up and Butoh-izing various stereotypical postures of what a woman is supposed to be.

Medium:
Performance

Tags:
growing up, Barbie, dolls, Butoh, performance, feminism, roles of women, beauty, aging

Images
Brooklyn BluesKilling BeautyEndless Junkmail ScrollClinging VinePaper DollTransformation DazeBohemian Barbie in Paris

Location
NYC, NY
USA

Contact
361 Canal St #2
NYC, NY
USA
ncognita@earthfire.org

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