12 Rooms: Ruhr Triennale 2012

Group Exhibition. Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

17 August 2012 – 26 August 2012

‘Wendy, Wenzei’ (1992). Photographed by Jason Flansberry © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

Hirst’s ‘Twins’ installation piece is exhibited as part of the programme alongside artists such as Marina Abramović and John Baldessari. First shown at Jay Jopling’s stall at the inaugural ‘Unfair’ in Cologne in 1992, the work consists of seated identical twins positioned in front of a pair of Hirst’s spot paintings, applied directly onto the wall behind. The work’s title changes according to the names of the participating twins, thus when first exhibited in 1992 it was variously subtitled ‘Marianne, Hildegard’ and ‘Ingo, Torsten’. For this installation of the piece, three sets of twins will be sitting on rotation.

The curators describe the exhibits included in ‘12 Rooms’ as: “physical structures and formations that not merely rely on a final, fixed shape, but take form before the eyes of the spectators and in their imagination.”

Other featured artists are: Marina Abramović, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, John Baldessari, Simon Fujiwara, Joan Jonas, Xavier Le Roy, Laura Lima, Roman Ondák, Lucy Raven, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra and Xu Zhen.

For more information and tickets please visit Ruhr Triennale's website.