Damien Hirst at Tate Modern London

‘It’s about a civilization, the collapse of a civilization’ – Damien Hirst. Opened yesterday at London’s Tate Modern, the new Damien Hirst exhibition is the …


‘It’s about a civilization, the collapse of a civilization’ – Damien Hirst.

Opened yesterday at London’s Tate Modern, the new Damien Hirst exhibition is the first major UK show by the London-based artist. Regarded as one of the most important contemporary artist in the UK, this major retrospective examines two decades of work by the controversial Goldsmith graduate, spanning from the late eighties to the present day. Over 70 of pieces of art are shown at the Tate and include key installations, paintings and sculptures tackling profound issues such as religion, life/ death, belief and value systems- all key subjects for the infamous artist. A space full of live butterflies, a room kitted out as a pharmacy and of course, Hirst’s highly debated diamond encrusted platinum skull (claimed to have sold for a staggering 50 million GBP in 2008) are all on show at this fascinating exhibition, providing a captivating look into a contemporary artist mind as well as an enthralling reflection on modern culture. – Anna Jacobsen

Pharmacy (1992)

Sympathy in White Major – Absolution II (2006)

Mother and Child Divided

Beautiful, childish, expressive, tasteless, not art, over simplistic, throw away…(1996)

A Thousand Years (1990)

For the Love of God (2007)

Damien Hirst
Tate Modern
Bankside SE1 9TG/ 44 (0)20 7887 8888
London

Through September 9th, 2012

Images courtesy of Tate Modern


Damien Hirst at Tate Modern London
0 comments

Name
Email
Website
Please fill the required fields


Subscribe to WGSN

StreetsBanner
Request a demo to see WGSN for yourself.

Related stories

dismaland banksy
Why I said no to Banksy's Dismaland

wgsn travel
Top 10 happenings around the world: September 2015

scandinavian food london
Scandinavian food: The best places to get it in London

Tokyo Stores
Three Tokyo stores using education to create amazing experiences

The Trampery to close: London studio complex blames crippling rent hike

by-chloe-new-york
By Chloe, New York: The coolest vegan restaurant right now

LONDON: Three reasons to visit Sky Garden

Havana Cuba
Havana, Cuba: This is youth

TOKYO: Literary Style - Sonia Rykiel and Other Local Names Get Bookish.

TOP 10 HAPPENINGS AROUND THE GLOBE: JULY 2015

The Cool Hunter Store, Melbourne: Three reasons to visit

LONDON: Pop Brixton Opens

Inhotim in Brumadinho, Brazil: Three reasons to visit

London Collections Men Spring/Summer 2016 - Top 10 Denim Looks

Top 10 happenings around the world: August 2015

SHANGHAI: Airbnb x DongLiang - “Designers Home Project”

Cedele: The Hong Kong hangout you've got to try

Christopher Kane and L'affaire d'amour

Peter Pilotto x Ancient Greek Sandals for Pre-Summer 2016

BERLIN: Bosco - three reasons to definitely visit this restaurant