Ci voleva un po’ di Messico, di macabro e vitale Messico, per riaccendere la vena creativa di Damien Hirst. Ecco le opere della nuova mostra del corifeo contemporaneo della morte, a Mexico City, presso la galleria Hilario Galguera. Qui una serie di immagini della mostra, qui un articolo e qui una strepitosa intervista a Hirst alla vigilia dell’opening:
Damien Hirst’s Mexican show, which opens on 23 February, if the shark gets through customs, is called The Death of God. The first thing the curious and the faithful will see as they ascend the steps to the gallery is a snow-white dove, its wings spread wide as if in flight. Beneath it, on the floor of the formaldehyde-filled tank, sits a human skull. It is called The Inescapable Truth.
When I tell Hirst it seems more hopeful than much of his work in the same vein, he seems slightly offended. ‘Hopeful for you, maybe,’ he mutters, ‘but, the guy’s definitely dead, and the bird’s not fucking going anywhere either.’