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Damien Hirst

In This Terrible Moment We Are All Victims of an Environment That Refuses to Acknowledge the Soul

  • Year2002
  • MaterialVitrine: stainless steel and glass; Pills: synthetic resin, bronze, and plaster
  • Year of acquisition2002
  • Inventory numberUAB 190
  • On viewCurrently not exhibited
  • Copyright© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022. Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bavarian State Collections, Munich

More about the artwork

The extraordinarily long title of this work by Damien Hirst already points to its gigantic dimensions. More than 27,000 pills are lined up on a mirrored medicine cabinet, carefully placed side by side at predetermined angles. Contemplating them also means risking a look in the mirror: do we believe that we, too, can treat every illness and every ailment with a suitable pill? This work is not only an impressive illustration of the increasing pathologization of our society—it is not without reason that we now refer to depression or burnout as diseases of civilization—but also of the fact that modern science and medicine have taken the place of religion in our culture.

Further artworks

Werkabbildung Cy Twombly, Bacchanalia - Fall (5 Days in November), 1977 im Museum Brandhorst in München Teil der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Bacchanalia – Fall (5 Days in November), 1977 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2005, UAB 489aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2005 Upper floor
Cy Twombly , Lepanto VI, 2001, UAB 474Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VI, 2001 Upper floor
Malerei, auf der ein Mann von der Seite zu sehen ist, der auf eine Leinwand starrt und einen Pinsel in seinen großen, mit Farbe beschmierten Händen hält.
Nicole Eisenman Were-Artist, 2007 Basement floor
Cy Twombly , Lepanto VIII, 2001, UAB 476aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VIII, 2001 Upper floor