GODDOG by Olivier Panama

  Posted in SideProjects

Inspired by our egomaniac pop culture and ancestral funeral rituals,
Olivier Panama glorifies in his white and golden ceramic works the
remain of celebrities with his particular sense of humor. His previous
piece Brad and Angelina a Timeless Tales is a pair of oversized
ceramic skeletons tribute to the It-couple and still life. Taking away
with art history, Olivier Panama reveals unexpected details such as
plastic surgery or jewellery and questions the vanishing of our

Evoking the curiosity cabinet of the18th century taxidermist Fragonard
as much as Madame Tussaud, DOGS & GODS exalts in detail the most
fashionable accessories of all times, the celebrities’ pets! From
the Egyptian god of the death Anubis to Paris Hilton’s companion
Tinkerbell, the exhibition interprets an extravagant vision of the
afterlife filled with lush costumes and golden smile.

Conceived in collaboration with the rising fashion designer Tata
Christiane and Gabriel Santini, this installation opposes the dead animals with lively clothes in a
surprising fusion where the baroque aesthetics flirts with a biting
Bling Bling. Filling the object with symbols, the gift shop at the
core of the exhibition will present a selection of relics made by Tata
Christiane and Gold Berlin Design to cross the Styx in style.
The animalistic figures are the guardians of a fantastic and ironic
tombstone where life is magnified by materiality and gold is