Dina Goldstein – “Gods and Princesses” at the Antico Oratorio della Passione, Sant’Ambrogio, Milan

March, 10th and 11th, 2018

Dina Goldstein
Gods and Princesses
at the Antico Oratorio della Passione, Sant’Ambrogio, Milan

Opus in Artem presents in a two days exhibition selected works from the series Fallen Princesses (2007 – 2009) and Gods of Suburbia (2014)

Fallen Princesses
The series consists of 10 photographs depicting Disney Princesses and other Fairy Tale characters placed within a modern environment. The work examines elements of the human condition and creates metaphor out of the myths of fairy tales, forcing the viewer to contemplate real life: failed dreams, the fallacy of chasing eternal youth, obesity, Cancer, the extinction of indigenous cultures, pollution, ocean degradation and war. By embracing the textures and colors created by Walt Disney, which built a multi-billion-dollar empire exploiting these fairy tales, the work questions the notion of the idealistic ‘Happily Ever After’ motif, composed by Disney, and spoon fed to children throughout the world.

With this series Dina Goldstein achieved her international breakthrough in the art market.
The series brought Goldstein numerous TV appearances and contributions and made her famous in a short time. Watch here a few examples:
Fanny Kiefer ShowCTVGerman TVSpain Mega TVCBS ART Canada

 

Gods of Suburbia (2014)

GOS is Dina Goldstein’s third large-scale project. The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science, and secularism. Dina utilizes archetypes from within the collective unconscious, and from religious iconography, and places them into contemporary environments. The project challenges the viewer — religious or secular to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of ancient ethics and morals in a society characterized by materialism and consumerism. Watch here the Making of and behind the scenes-Video and this interview with Dina Goldstein about the series.

 

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