Table football “Barbie foot”

Chloé Ruchon (born in 1985)
France, 2009
Maker Bonzini
Melamine, natural ash, painted steel, metal, plastic, cork, fabric
Purchase courtesy of the patronage of Gregory and Regina Annenberg Weingarten / The Annenberg Foundation through the Friends of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2011
Inv. 2011.4.1.1-5
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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The table football players are represented by 22 Barbie dolls with their hair down, made up, without arms and wearing an outfit of a short skirt and Tee-shirt (pink and white to differentiate the teams). The format, twice as long and three times wider than the traditional model, was adapted to the size of the Barbies. For this quasi-monumental candy pink work, the young designer offers a mocking vision of male/female stereotypes and the codes that govern them.