Gods of Suburbia by Dina Goldstein Envisions a Divine Modern Society

By: Meghan Young - Dec 9, 2014
References: dinagoldstein & beautifuldecay
There are some stories such as 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman that imagine ancient religious figures surviving in modern societies and Dina Goldstein has decided to revisit the thought with her series, 'Gods of Suburbia.' Dina Goldstein envisions Buddha in a grocery store, Jesus surrounded by homeless in a modern 'Last Super' tableau and Satan towing the car of an old woman.

As entertaining as they are imaginative, Dina Goldstein's images bring attention to how the religious system has changed over time. She writes, "The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within a global framework driven by consumerism and greed. The project challenges the viewer--religious or secular--to embark on a journey of self-reflection as they contemplate the relevance of dogma in modernity."