ARK

Group Exhibition. Chester Cathedral, Chester, United Kingdom.

7 July 2017 – 15 October 2017
https://chestercathedral.com/visit-us/ark/

‘False Idol’ (2008).
Photographed by Steve Russell Studios © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. all rights reserved, DACS 2017

Curated by Gallery Pangolin, the exhibition features 90 sculptures by over 50 artists, presented within the cathedral and its surrounds.

Hirst's ‘False Idol’ (2008) is presented within the cathedral; a white calf with golden hooves, encased in a gold vitrine and preserved in formaldehyde. The sculpture is taken from the artist’s ‘Natural History’ series. Its title refers to the Biblical account of the Israelites’ idolatrous worship of a golden calf once Moses has departed for Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exodus 19, 20, 32).

Alongside Hirst, Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas, David Mach and Peter Randall-Page, amongst others