Damien Hirst’s Medicine Cabinets
What makes a ‘Medicine Cabinet’ art, other than the craft that goes into its cabinetry, is the aesthetics with which the containers of medicines are placed relative to one another. This is discussed in various interviews that Hirst has granted, in which he postulates a parallel between medicine and art. Or at least a parallel in the way people think – or don’t think – about medicine and art. “I cannot understand,” he says, ”Why some people believe completely in medicine and not in art, without questioning either.”
Good organization is a precept of medical practice. But the obliteration of death is beyond our thinkable means. The ‘Medicine Cabinets’ make a beautiful metaphor for a society worth living in. It would mean removing the way things are as a reason for druggy rebellion.
Nothing is a problem for me
The Existence of Something Causes Something
When I’m gone