Exhibition  Art and Culture 

‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’, Damien Hirst

Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Venice (Italy)


Damien Hirst, Hydra and Kali Discovered by Four Divers. Image: Photographed by Christoph Gerigk © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017

After ten years of work, the most complex and ambitious project up to date by Damien Hirst (Bristol, 1965) will be on view, until mid-December this year, at the two Venetian venues of the Pinault Collection: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. Aside from designing the different pieces, the controversial artist has generated a universe capable of making sense of them, defining the cultural, geographical, and temporal interests that would have led to the birth, metamorphosis, and rebirth of this ‘treasure,’ presenting the collection as if it were the remains of a ship that sank long ago while carrying the possessions of a collector from Antioch, destined for a temple dedicated to the Sun... [+]

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