Ashley Bickerton, Cerith Wyn Evans, Fred Tomaselli, Gabriel Orozco, Gary Hume, Haim Steinbach and Tracey Emin are all exhibiting works at Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin. The exhibition is titled 'Freedom not Genius' and is a collection of works that have been acquired since the early 90’s by Damien Hirst, when he began trading work with his contemporaries.
The exhibition reflects the artist’s life-long commitment to the process of collecting, something he describes as being: 'like stuff washed up on a beach somewhere and that somewhere is you.' ‘Freedom not Genius’ also bears testiment to Hirst’s absorption with those themes explored so iconically within his own work: the struggle involved in reconciling the concept of our mortality in life and a fascination with natural history.
The exhibition is curated by Elena Geuna.
'Freedom not Genius': Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli
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10 November 2012 – 10 March 2013
Gary Hume Mint White Door II Gloss household paint on canvas 1988
© Gary Hume Courtesy the artist