Inspired by 30’s Chinese advertising illustrations, Dina Goldstein’s Modern Girl is a portrait series and satirical adverts that relay social commentary.
Modern Girl, 2016 This work extrapolates upon Dina Goldstein’s past themes of identity within Western culture. Inspired by Chinese tradition and the evolution of international commercialism, Dina re-imagines the adored and iconic advertising posters of 1930s China. Live models replace the girls, still sexy but far more demure than their American counterparts, the ‘pin up girls’. This era saw the emergence of the Asian women as individuals, who began to break away from Confucius tradition that demanded total filial piety alongside crippling beauty practices like foot binding. However, while an expression of gender emancipation, the posters sowed the seeds of a new form of exploitation: the use of the female form to sell consumer products. The shift to this popular image of the modern woman signaled the commoditization of the everyday and de-radicalization of modernity.The accompanying imagined products relay satirical critique of our current societal realities.
AN IDEA IN EVERY CHEW
feelings of inadequacy and rejection, extreme sensitivity the exposed to suffering and pain, greater fluctuations in modes and emotional state, failing self esteem, arrogance or supercilious, self deprecation and shyness. You may also experience lack of consideration and find flaws in ideas and people
Modern Girl, IDEA CHEWS, 2016
CONSUMERS HEAD MAY SPIN WITH JOY WHEN ENJOYING THESE DRINKS. ONE MAY WANT TO DANCE AND SING AND EXPRESS HONEST FEELINGS.
Overconsumption may lead to depressive moods, nausea, vomiting,and/or regret. NOT recommended for minors or seniors.
Modern Girl, LUCKY LIQUOR, 2016
Super fruit helps prevent and relieve illness such as cancer and heart disease.
Super fruit can act as anti-inflammatory to reduce pains and soreness.
ADDED ANTIOXIDANTS AND VITAMIN C & E
ADDED VITAMIN D FOR NORTHERN STATES