Milan - Exhibition

Surrogati. Un Amore Ideale

Fondazione Prada Osservatorio

21 Feb 201922 Jul 2019

The exhibition features a selection of 42 photographies by the American artists Jamie Diamond (Brooklyn, 1983) and Elena Dorfman (Boston, 1965), who both investigate love relationships under an unusual point of view. Their works, in fact, portray the connections established between men or women and hyperrealistic dolls. Their research leads viewers to question their concept of love and it highlights the nature of these fetishes, as longed and idealised creatures with their own life.

Diamond’s series “Forever Mothers” (2012-2018), “Nine Months of Reborning” (2014) and “I Promise to be a Good Mother” (2007-2012) explore situations in which dolls stand for inanimate but hyperrealistic children, engaged in parent-child relationships. On the other hand, the series “Still Lovers” (2001-04), which gave Elena Dorfman international visibility, record the life of individuals sharing their daily routine with realistic and natural-size erotic dolls.

 

 

  • Elena Dorfman, Elena Dorfman, "CJ 3", 2002, From the series "Still Lovers"

Related Artists

Jamie Diamond

Elena Dorfman

Curators

Melissa Harris

Special Events

Destination: Milan
Where: Fondazione Prada Osservatorio
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

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Destination: Milan
Where: Fondazione Prada Osservatorio
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: RSVP

miart VIP programme

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

ADMISSION:
€10; concessions €8

ESTABLISHED:
2016

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