Damien Hirst and the new world of maxed out Post modern kitsch.
The new Damien shirts exhibit in the “Unbelievable,” Hirst’s work will be on view at the Palazzo Grassi until Dec. 3.in Venice Italy, the grand and monumental look at fantasy below th seas, of an unexplored world of artifacts mirroring our own iconic creations of Mikey mouse and more. Brilliant in scale but caught in a personal narrative and attempt at mythologically.
It is as if, Mr. Hirst’s ideas, cannot capitalize on even with his vast resources directly on the almost pop kitsch he demands we see. Could Jeff Koons apparition of large scale in your face iconic things, be a part of the aseptic of the dressed up in seaweed and coral, other world quality of our lives and there lost dreams and visions, even meaning?
All of this begs the question, of artists seeking every corner of the known universe and putting it on display in a pop kitsch built to monumental scale, but does it truly provoke meaning, values or are these work just a rehashing of the same pop culture themes made big again?
As The Guardian put it: “It takes a kind of genius to push kitsch to the point where it becomes sublime.” Also millions of dollars and a hype machine to grant us such emptiness with our spectacle.
The problem is this exhibit is Twenty Thousand leagues Under the sea from Disney there parks wrapped around more inane kitsch so called important icons on a monumental scale.