14 January 2014
There is only one week remaining to see 'Relics'. The exhibition includes pieces from a cross-section of Hirst’s most important series including the spot paintings and the Natural History series of animals preserved in formaldehyde. Also on display is one of the most iconic and widely recognised artworks to have emerged in the past decade; the diamond encrusted skull, ‘For the Love of God’ (2007) on display for the first time with Hirst's second diamond skull 'For Heaven's Sake' (2008). The exhibition follows in the footsteps of Hirst’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012, which became the most visited solo exhibition in the gallery’s history.
Curated by the internationally renowned writer, critic and curator, Francesco Bonami, ‘Relics’ is part of a series of cultural initiatives organised by QMA in order to foster discussions and cultural exchange between the UK and Qatar. It forms part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture which celebrates and showcases the deep-rooted bilateral relations between Qatar and the UK.
For more information, please visit: www.damienhirstqatar.qa/en