From Atlas Obscura:
IN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE, TRANSUBSTANTIATION IS the phenomenon where the bread and wine in the Eucharist are thought to become the body and blood of Christ. But eating a likeness of Christ in cake form? That might be akin to sacrilege. At least, that’s the reaction that Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and Marianela Perelli (who collaborate in the duo Pool y Marianela) incited when they served a life-sized Jesus cake at the openings for their latest exhibit, Kidstianism—especially when a national politician was seen eating part of Christ’s arm.
Online, the artists describe their exhibit as an exploration of “religion from the eyes of millennial children.” They transformed the likes of pop culture figures, dolls, and action figures (such as Leonardo, of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame) into religious iconography. It’s a traveling exhibition, and at each opening, the two serve slices of a red velvet Christ cake—grisly stigmata wounds and all. On Instagram, they said that the cake was “the Kidstianism communion, our Eucharist.”
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