Candy: Felix Gonzalez-Torres | Damien Hirst

Group Exhibition. Blain | Southern, London, United Kingdom.

16 October 2013 – 30 November 2013

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled", (1992). Candies individually wrapped in variously coloured cellophane, endless supply. Overall dimensions vary with installation, original size: 2 x 48 x 48 in. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.

Damien Hirst, 'Some Fun' (1993) 'Zipedeedoodar' (1993), 'Super Happy Happy Dappy' (1993) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., All rights reserved DACS 2013

Photographed by Peter Mallet, courtesy Blain | Southern

The show exhibits Hirst’s rarely exhibited early Visual Candy paintings (1993 - 1995) with a candy spill work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres which serves as a counterpoint to the paintings. The exhibition showcases the ways in which each artist used the signifier of candy during the early 1990s, exploring questions of pure aesthetics and identity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, which includes an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and an essay by Blain|Southern’s Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Mario Codognato.