Projet en partenariat Bonzini et l’aimable autorisation de Mattel Brands Consumer Products.
Dimensions de l'oeuvre : 110 x 100 x 300 cm, poids 200 kg
Edition limitée à 8 exemplaires + 2EA.
Prix: me contacter ou (www.bonzini.com)
Le Barbie Foot est un baby-foot, dans lequel les figurines des joueurs de foot en aluminium ont été remplacées par des Barbies footballeuses d’où le nom de ‘Barbie Foot’.
Le Barbie Foot réuni en un même objet deux univers que tout opposent.
D’un côté le monde tout rose de Barbie, jeu de petite fille mais aussi tout l’univers de la séduction et de l’ultra féminité, de l’autre le monde viril du sport.
C’est en rassemblant deux objets emblématiques déjà très connotés socialement, que le « Barbie Foot » suggère une réflexion sur nos mentalités et les codes de notre société.
The “Barbie Foot” gathers two opposed universes in one object. On one side, it is Barbie’s pink, frilly world. On another side, a brutal and male world of table-soccer, the one we traditionally call Baby-Foot.
Barbie became a symbol of ideal femininity, with exacerbated body proportions and the entire landscape of fantasies that surround this cliché. Baby-foot mostly suggests bars and beers. The movements and sounds involved in the game are loud and rather violent. By bringing the two worlds together, Barbie-foot wishes to stimulate thoughts about different mentalities and the pre-digested everyday codes we commonly face.
This project was exposed at the DMY, international design festival in Berlin, from the 3rd to the 7th of June 2009.
It was also exhibited at the Superior Decorative school of Strasbourg's diploma exhibition from the 26th to the 28th of June 2009.
It was then displayed and put on sale at the 'Collette' shop in Paris from the 3rd to the 9th of August 2009. It is a limited edition of 8 Barbie Foot (+2 trial expemplaries).
It was exposed in the Kids IKKS shop at the contemporary art Biennale Off in Lyon. This event was part of the 'ARTY vitrines' project from the 10th to the 30th of September 2009 as well as for the all night exhibition in Metz on the 2nd of October.
Later on, a Barbie Foot was bought by IKKS to be exposed in various 'concept stores' owned by IKKS accross Europe (Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris - Champs Elysées...).
The Barbie Foot has been recently exposed in numerous other exhibitions such as "When art transforms sport" in Guyancourt, in the Wonder room at Selfridges in London, at the design outlet in Saint Etienne at the "Design and Football" exhibition and in the Mattel show room in Los Angeles. The Barbie Foot will soon be displayed in a toys exhibition at the Grand Palais National Gallery in Paris. This Barbie Foot has been bought to be part of the Toy Collection at the Decorative Art Museum in Paris
To buy it : Mr Bergaglia www.bonzini.com or Chloé Ruchon
The Barbie foot dimensions are : 110x 130X 100cm, 200kg
It’s a serial production as well as a limited edition of only 10 pieces.
It’s possible to play with the Barbie Foot.