IN THE DOLLHOUSE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Photographed in 2012, a life size Barbie house set was constructed in the former Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
A 10 part sequential narrative takes place within the very pink, adult-sized dollhouse belonging to Barbie and Ken, the idealized American couple and plastic icons of Western Culture. More than any other childhood construct, Barbie represents the concept that beauty is the apex trait, and is necessary to attain power and happiness. Her co-star Ken, who has been trapped in an imposed marriage for over four decades, discovers his authentic self and finally expresses his individuality. Barbie’s fate is grim, as she breaks down and confronts her own value and fleeting relevance. The series is widely exhibited and disseminated, most notably garnering a request from the Musee D’Orsay In Paris, France, to include, “Haircut,” within its 2013 Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera catalogue. In The Dollhouse pieces are also included within the FotoMuseo, Colombia collection.
‘For her second conceptual series of large-format photographic tableaus, Goldstein subverts the storybook storyline of Barbie and her blow-dried boyfriend Ken. Using the sequential narrative form common to comic books, Goldstein places the long-time couple in a custom-manufactured alternative reality of her own design and decoration. A pink on pink playhouse that seems sweetly perfumed for romance. Even the pillows insist on love. But the candy-coloured interiors and playful appeal of the iconic dolls are Goldstein’s Pop Surrealist lure to engage an audience about serious issues. In The Dollhouse is social documentary photography masquerading as a puppet show. The series of 10 panels unfolds a tragicomic tale of the perils of being plastic and the potential for salvation through authenticity. Barbie gets the short end of that stick – in Goldstein’s telling of her story, she endures psychological dysfunction, an emotional breakdown, a really bad haircut and, ultimately, decapitation. Life wasn’t supposed to be this hard for Barbie.’
SEE THE MAKING OF IN THE DOLLHOUSE
PX3 PRIX STATE OF THE WORLD
VANCOUVER BEACHES FEATURED IN L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE AUGUST 2022
TALKING PICTURES INTERVIEW AUGUST 2022
FROM THE ARCHIVE : CULTURE TRIP INTERVIEW
GLOBE AND MAIL OG PUNK
OG PUNK OPENING ABBOZZO GALLERY TORONTO MAY 6, 2022
DINA GOLDSTEIN’S OG PUNK EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL TORONTO, CANADA
MAY 6 – MAY 28, 2022
FANTASK, PARIS, 2022
GODS AND PRINCESSES
GODS AND PRINCESSES BORGO VAL DI TARO PARMA ITALY FEBRUARY 12- MARCH 12, 2022
NEW GALLERY NOTICE
DINA WILL BE JOINING ABBOZZO GALLERY IN TORONTO, CANADA
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8 +1 (416) 260-2220
email: [email protected]
CLICK TO HEAR OG PUNK AUDIO BY MICHAEL TURNER
L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
SCOUT MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
OG PUNK POLYGON GALLERY, NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. NOVEMBER 4/21 – JANUARY 02/22
OG PUNK OPENING POLYGON GALLERY, NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.
STIR Article by Gail Johnson
NOVEMBER 3, 2021 – JANUARY 2, 2022
THE POLYGON GALLERY NORTH VANCOUVER
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARDS FOR WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
SHOUTOUT SOCAL ARTIST PROFILE AND INTERVIEW AUGUST 10, 2021
SNOWY INCLUDED IN 2021 EDITIONS MAGNARD ENGISH TEXT BOOK, FRANCE
IN THE DOLLHOUSE, ESTENSIONI OLTRE.LOSPAZIO, Carrara Italy
In Cooperation with Opus And Artem
Curated by Enza Di Vinci
CONTINUUM VIRTUAL GALLERY
DINA GOLDSTEIN NFT
WE’VE PARTNERED UP WITH NIFTYKIT TO BRING YOU GOLDSTEIN’S ONE OFF AND SMALL EDITION NFTs
PHOTOBIZ X POSED
DODHO MAGAZINE 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS ON THEIR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH
PHOBLOGRAPHER INTERVIEW MARCH 15, 2021
THE DINA GOLDSTEIN ARCHIVE XXX IS ONLINE!
Dina Goldstein began her career 30 years ago as a photojournalist, evolving from a documentary and editorial photographer into an independent artist focusing on large-scale productions of nuanced narrative photography tableaux. Goldstein’s work has been the subject of academic essays and dissertations, is included in textbooks, and has been covered extensively in media around the globe. She was awarded the Prix Virginia in 2015, an International Prize for Women, inviting her to exhibit in Paris, France.
Dina Goldstein continues to independently produce works and shows internationally at commercial and public galleries, art centres, festivals, biennales and museums.
Dina Goldstein has recently released prints from her 30 year photography career to include in the Dina Goldstein Archive now available online to the public.
XXX, 30 years of Photography, a retrospective publication, will be released later this year.
The collection of prints ranges from photographs of musicians performing on stage, portraits of famous faces, to candid documentary style travel and street photography.
30 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
OWN AN ORIGINAL DINA GOLDSTEIN PRINT
FEATURE FotoNostrum MAGAZINE
TALK WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DASHA PEARS
VANCOUVER COVID WINNER PX3 STATE OF THE WORLD
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN EXHIBITION, TORINO, ITALY, ARTSITEFEST 2020
PX3 WINNER PARKING LOT
PX3 WINNER THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
PX3 WINNER STATE OF THE WORLD
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN, ART SITE FESTIVAL 2020, HOLDEN SCHOOL, TORINO, ITALY
CREATORS VANCOUVER INTERVIEW
RUTHLESS MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
PHOTOED MAGAZINE CANADA
LINCOLN from THE 10 COMMANDMENTS makes it into the AP 36 Book.
Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature, THE FEMINIST ARCHITECTURE OF POSTMODERN ANTI-TALES, Kendra Reynolds
MASTERPIECE GALLERY , LONDON , VIRTUAL OPENING, MARCH 2020
CATALOGUE DINA GOLDSTEIN, MASTERPIECE GALLERY, LONDON, 23 March – 2 May 2020
GODS OF SUBURBIA, ART MUR, MONTREAL OPEN FEBRUARY 2020
Closed for Covid-19
Virtual exhibition coming…
MODERN GIRL, MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY, LONDON, MARCH 2020
Opening postponed, virtual opening coming soon.
IN THE DOLLHOUSE, CHAUVET ARTS , NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, MARCH 2020
MONTREAL JEWISH MUSEUM, MONTREAL, OPEN FEBRUARY 2020
Postponed until further notice
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN
MONTREAL JEWISH MUSEUM
FEBRUARY 2020 – MAY 19, 2020
GODS OF SUBURBIA
ART MUR, MONTREAL
MARCH 2020 OPENING
ART MUR INVITATION SPRING 2020
ART MUR, MONTREAL, GODS OF SUBURBIA
MODERN GIRL LONDON PREMIER
MONTREAL JEWISH MUSEUM
EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 20 – MAY 17, 2020
BILLBOARD CREATIVE LOS ANGELES FEB. 6 / 2020
Click link for location of BREAKFAST BILLBOARD
DOHO MAGAZINE Features THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
CBC INTERVIEW WITH GLORIA MACARENKO, JANUARY 23, 2020
Globe and Mail January 3, 2020
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FALL RELEASE
BTS CLIP Lucie IPA awards 2019 Honorable Mention PRO PHOTO REVIEW HEAD ON FESTIVAL By Alison Stieven-Taylor
CLICK TO SEE VIDEO ON WESTART
JUMING MUSEUM, TAIWAN 07/06/19 – 01/05/2020
chance & coincidence curated by hungchih wang
HEY MAGAZINE No.7 PARIS, FRANCE
INTERVIEW IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH So honoured to be one of the female artists chosen with an honourable mention by the Julia Cameron awards for photography with Snapshots From The Garden Of Eden. https://
GODS OF SUBURBIA ADDIS FOTO FESTIVAL, ETHIOPIA 2018
ITALY EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 2018/19
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN VENICE SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Snowy 10 YEARS
April 20, 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of Dina Goldstein’s Snowy from the Fallen Princesses series #fallenprincesses #snowy #snowwhite
The Fallen Princesses series first appeared on the Internet in the summer of 2009 proto #MeToo , and received global attention as artworks that comments critically on the Disney world narrative. Goldstein’s work raises many questions about the lives women are expected to lead and the reality of what their lives are really like. Dina’s photos feature subtle, comic, and grotesque images that undo classical fairy-tale narratives and expose some of the negative results that are rarely discussed in public.
Snowy has since circled the world with exhibitions in Canada, The UK, Italy, France, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Korea and China. #appropriationart #photography #photographer #canadianphotographer #tableaux #narrativeart #iconicimage #disney #fairytales #domestichell
BASILICA OF SANT’AMBROGIO, MILAN, ITALY
POTTER MUSEUM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA REVIEW
SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN ZACK GALLERY, JCC VANCOUVER December 14, 2017 – January 20, 2018
LISHUI PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, LISHUI MUSEUM CHINA NOVEMBER 15, 2017
ARTIST AS MAGGID DIGITAL CATALOGUE
CURRENT EXHIBITION CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO
‘SNAPSHOTS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN’ COMMISSIONED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO
EXHIBITION OPENS SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
ARTIST TALK CJM September 29 from 12:30 – 1pm.
Click image below to see the complete SERIES OF 11 PHOTOGRAPHS and the MAKING OF clip
CBC ARTS ARTFOLIO
CBC ARTS DINA GOLDSTEIN CLIP
AP PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILES 2016
PHOTOLIFE COMPLETE INTERVIEW NOW AVAILABLE CLICK HERE
L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, NOVEMBER, 2016
MODERN GIRL 2017 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
PHOTOLIFE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW AND FEATURE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016
MODERN GIRL PREMIERS PRESS RELEASE
DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE, KOREA
MCA MUSEUM OPENING SEPTEMBER 09, 2016 MESA, ARIZONA
GODS OF SUBURBIA participation at the DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE 2016
FALLEN PRINCESSES in the Antwerp Gazet!
Exhibition starting September 15th @Artelli Gallery Mechelsesteenweg 120 , 2018 Antwerp
FALLEN PRINCESSES featured in QUEST MAGAZINE / NETHERLANDS – See full spread in PRESS
SATAN TAKES FIRST PLACE IN MONTREAL
FALLEN PRINCESSES EXHIBITION ‘ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE’ AT MART PHOTOGRAPHY CENTRE RUSSIA JUNE 2016
AP EDITION IN THE DOLLHOUSE, BREAKFAST, TRANSPARENCY WITH LED PANEL ELECTRIC ART
MAY 18, 2016 CULTURE TRIP INTERVIEW
BREAKFAST Led Panel gets 24K at auction for FACE THE WORLD
CBC mini clip TO SEE FULL PROFILE CLICK
GODS OF SUBURBIA FOR THE CAPTURE FESTIVAL IN VANCOUVER COMES TO A CLOSE APRIL 30, 2016
DINA GOLDSTEIN CAPTURE Gods of SuburbIa
I am so pleased to announce that I will now be represented by Virginie Barrou Planquart in Paris. Please take a look at her beautiful gallery in the Marais district in Paris. I am looking forward to returning to Paris for an exhibition in October. Galerie Virginie Barrou Planquart www.galeriebarrouplanquart.com
Last Supper is included!! VENICE ARSENALE Just 3 days to the opening of the finalists’ exhibition of the 10th Arte Laguna Prize. On Saturday March 19th we invite you to Nappe of the Arsenale in Venice from 6 pm. The evening will feature the awarding ceremony of the artists and cocktails will follow by La Tordera, Bevande Futuriste, I Bibanesi. The entrance is free, share the event with your friends!
CBC ARTS EXHIBITIONIST AIRING SUNDAY MARCH 5, 2016
ART ABOVE REALITY INTERVIEW
OFFICIALLY A REBEL – CINDER on ARTNET AUCTIONS
PORTRAITS DE VILLES COLLECTION – VANCOUVER
IN THE DOLLHOUSE AMSTERDAM OCTOBER 11, 2015
FALLEN PRINCESSES LED LIGHT BOXES NOW AVAILABLE
GODS OF SUBURBIA ON EXHIBIT AT THE DIAMOND FOUNDATION PRIVATE GALLERY, VANCOUVER, B.C. MAY 20, 2015- AUGUST 20, 2015
Global News, February 13, 2015
GODS OF SUBURBIA ARCHIVAL TRANSPARENCY ON PLEXI WITH EDGE LIT LED PANELS, FRAMED BLACK ON BLACK
Fotográfica Bogota, Colombia MAY 2015
Charlie Smith – Georgia Straight January 30, 2015
L’Oeil de l Photography – January 31, 2015
FSTOPPERS PROFILE JANUARY 09, 2015
DINA JOINS THE MADISON GALLERY IN LA JOLLA
GODS Of Suburbia PREMIER see the complete series HERE
TO SEE MAKING OF GODS OF SUBURBIA CLICK HERE
Gods of Suburbia from Lisa Wu on Vimeo.
Confirmed participation : The National Museum of Photography in Colombia, the International Biennial of Photography, FOTOGRAFICA BOGOTA May 2015
Domingo Newspaper, Portugal, July 2014
digitalis foto magazine, Hungary
NEW ON INSTAGRAM
SAACHI ONLINE CURATED COLLECTION :: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Recently, Paris’s Musée d’Orsay Orangie included Dina Goldstein’s ‘Haircut’ in their catalogue Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera Art in Fusion, recognizing the tribute to Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair” in a Dollhouse portrait of Barbie.
Frida Kahlo L’Art En Fusion Diego Rivera 2013
Marquise Magazine – France http://www.marquise-magazine.com/#/portfolio
Early detection is the key #getamammogram
Wonderful Festival invite from RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE EN GASPÉSIE
LA show confirmed for May – More details to come soon
Georgia Straight top 10 Vancouver arts events.
Richard Goodall Exhibition, Manchester, UK
Thrilled to share the newly updated fallenprincesses.com with you just in time for the holidays.
Check out the new candid galleries, essays, letters and much more.
Very happy to be part of the first VANCOUVER CAPTURE PHOTO FESTIVAL.And to be showing IN THE DOLLHOUSE at THE KIMOTO GALLERY.
A wonderful spread in PHOTOGRAPHIE / Germany
THE PRINCESSES ARE BACK!
Interesting commentary CTV am Interview
Fallen Princesses RTL Interview from dina goldstein on Vimeo.