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Forums » Art » Kusama versus Hirst- the winner is Kusama
rise30 May 2012 at 11:43amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Saw both exhibitions in Tate Modern yesterday and have to say:
The Kusama show was so interesting , because it showed her calm fight for beauty , hope and humanity in beautiful colours and unseen ways . Especially the collages and the bursting into life mirrorroom were my favorites. Her was a woman, who tried to always find the poetic way of surviving.
Hirst was spectacular, but more a pathologist , who shows his work as art. Perhaps he never forgot his first shock by studying anatomy in the wrong surrounding. So there is always death, that he shows. In a social critical way, I hope, but dead.
And if there was beauty, like wonderful church-windows, you came nearer and saw thousands of dead butterflies, only used to create an image, that could be created better by the usual artistic way with coloured glass, that copies nature to honour it!--Hope, Hirst will never be shown in the way he showed an unknown male head with a grinning Hirst beside him. Really abusing!
Perhaps it's a matter of generation: If you experienced times of war, there is no need to show how horrible death is , you know it. Cynism is something for the up to now experienceless.