Danish-Norwegian artist Nina Maria Kleivan dresses her baby up as the worst dictators of the 20th century because, after all, “Even my daughter could end up ruling Denmark with an iron fist.” That baby probably has a better-than-average chance, yes.
Kleivan’s father was a member of the Norwegian resistance against the Nazis, and held captive in a prison camp, so she felt like she “had a right” to explore the subject
“When all you see is a picture, Stalin could’ve been anyone’s kind grandfather. You can’t see the millions of people on his conscience or what a paranoid, dreadful human being he was”
She said: “we are all born as a blank slate, who knows who we will become. I wanted people to think about where tremendous evil comes from”.
The pictures have been exhibited in Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Germany.