"Ulrika Stahre if a comeback is a bit too much of everything"
"the ART of the venice biennale was this year a tvillingutställning, as megalomanisk as humorous. A grand fiasco says a part, a reforming return, " says the other."
"Damien Hirst shows at two places along the Canale Grande, in Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana (until 3 dec), an exhibition that is framed by a fake back story."
"Huge sculptures with fastvuxna corals, polished sculptures, small gold – everything is said to originate from an ancient shipwreck that has just been found. And with the salvage operations are ”documented”."
"nRamberättelsen give Hirst the opportunity to write about the ancient history and at the same time operate with a human longing for both a solid story and the adventure. It lacks the ancient myths all idealized beautification. The minotaur rapes, the heroes screaming ugly when they fight various monsters."
"Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is an unusually ugly show, I get totally seasick of disgust – it is too much, too violent, too silly, too obvious. Mickey Mouse and other popular contemporary culture pops, of course, up for to screw to the background story."
"Are we all in the future now? Kitschen is non-intrusive."
"But still: Seen a little bit in the distance, Hirsts consent manifestation, yet very fascinating. The concept art is not enough, it is no longer art, but a collection of artifacts such as bombs on a probably wide open art."
"He does it because he can."