Pinar Yoldas Draws Inspiration from Greek Gods and Goddesses

 - Sep 28, 2018
References: visarts.ucsd.edu & dezeen
Pinar Yoldas is running an exhibition, titled 'Genetically Modified Generation,' at the Istanbul Design Biennial and the content boasts nine designer figurines that embrace technology developments, myth, and the human condition. The 3D-printed mini-sculptures are highly detailed and informed by the aesthetic qualities of Hellenic deities. Through this delightful display of artistry, Pinar Yoldas offers a "reflection on human gene editing.'

The designer figurines represent Greek mythology through deities like Aphrodite, Kronos, Kassandra, and Artemis. The exhibition contains nine works — a number that is strategically chosen to refer to each month of human pregnancy. The artist swiftly comments on the reality of gene pool editing through manipulating the appearances of the Greek Gods and Goddesses, ultimately presenting a collection of designer figurines that boast traits that match the deity's namesake.