The Beginning and End of Civilizations
Through October 18, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
This exhibition attempts to expose the mythological narratives that have sustained society through various historical epochs and had a governing influence on communities as well as on war and destruction. By highlighting specific historical points of interest, the show aims to uncover periods where old narratives are discarded and new ones emerge, often via radical ruptures. Work by Damien Hirst and Anselm Kiefer is included.
Damien Hirst, Mermaid, 2014 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Dyr i kunsten
Through January 10, 2021
Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark
Dyr i kunsten, or Animals in Art, features sculpture, installations, video, photography, and paintings by a wide array of international artists whose work explores the ways that humans study, categorize, live with, and use animals and how we thus attempt to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. Work by Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, and Carsten Höller is included.
Installation view, Dyr i kunsten, Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark, May 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: David Stjernholm
The Taste of Art
February 19–July 26, 2020
Museum Tinguely, Basel
Amuse-Bouche: The Taste of Art presents works—some with a participatory element—by more than forty-five international artists from the Baroque period to the present that explore taste as a dimension of aesthetic perception. Breaking with the usual museum practice of appealing primarily to the sense of sight, works in the exhibition offer art historical and phenomenological encounters with the sense of taste. Work by Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included.
Installation view, Amuse-Bouche: The Taste of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, February 19–July 26, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Opavivará!; © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: Gina Folly © 2020 Museum Tinguely, Basel
Was wir Menschen anbeten
October 19, 2019–March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
This exhibition, whose title translates to Icons: Worship and Adoration, presents a single masterpiece in each of the museum’s sixty galleries complemented by everyday icons—from consumer brands to icons of popular culture, offering an interpretation of the traditional notion of the icon in art juxtaposed with the proliferation of icons in everyday life. The presentation examines various aspects of spirituality, devotion, and adoration. Work by Francis Bacon, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, and Andy Warhol is included.
Damien Hirst, Liberation, 2019, installation view, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Objects of Wonder
From Pedestal to Interaction
October 12, 2019–March 1, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
Objects of Wonder features sculptural works from 1960 until the present. The exhibition, conceptualized in collaboration with Tate, London, showcases recent sensory or thought-provoking sculpture and experiments. The audience encounters a series of works that challenge the genre, where tactility, context, and light play a central role. Work by Damien Hirst, Bruce Nauman, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Installation view, Objects of Wonder: From Pedestal to Interaction, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, October 12, 2019–March 1, 2020. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019
Pompei e Santorini
l’eternità in un giorno
October 11, 2019–January 6, 2020
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
Pompeii and Santorini: Eternity in a Day offers a comparison between two ancient sites whose entire societies were buried by eruptions—Pompeii and Santorini. Through themes of catastrophe and rebirth, visitors explore how natural disasters become inspiration for art. Work by Damien Hirst, Giuseppe Penone, and Andy Warhol is included.
Installation view, Pompei e Santorini: l’eternità in un giorno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, October 11, 2019–January 6, 2020. Artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Studio Idini
Yorkshire Sculpture International
June 22–September 29, 2019
Various venues, Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival and features a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events, and learning programs. The festival began this year and aims to build on the growing profile of Yorkshire as a cultural destination. Work by Huma Bhabha and Damien Hirst is included.
Damien Hirst, The Hat Makes the Man, 2004–07, installation view, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, June 22–September 29, 2019 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019
Book of Beasts
The Bestiary in the Medieval World
May 14–August 18, 2019
Getty Center, Los Angeles
This exhibition is inspired by The Bestiary, a popular medieval book that describes the beasts of the world with vibrant and fascinating images. With over one hundred works on display, this major loan exhibition transports visitors into the world of the medieval bestiary. Work by Walton Ford and Damien Hirst is included.
Walton Ford, Grifo de California, 2017 © Walton Ford. Photo: Christopher Burke
Damien Hirst in
Death Is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1975–2018
October 13, 2018–July 21, 2019
Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, New York
Through a selection of figurative sculptures by artists from seventeen countries, Death Is Irrelevant looks at how artists consider their existence and how they express their present sociopolitical and personal situation. The exhibition questions whether the practice of making art is a method of self-preservation, a road to immortality; whether figurative sculpture is a form of self-reflection or represents the outward projection of ideas of the surrounding world. Work by Damien Hirst is included.
Damien Hirst, Death Is Irrelevant, 2000 (detail) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019
Selections from the Lenhardt Collection
September 8–December 30, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum
Present Tense includes more than twenty paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The show places recent contemporary acquisitions by the Lenhardts in conversation with works by modern artists. Work by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Sterling Ruby, and Andy Warhol is included.
Sterling Ruby, WIDW. BALLISTIC., 2017 © Sterling Ruby
Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
July 18–September 30, 2018
Houghton Hall, England
An installation of sculptures by Damien Hirst are installed outdoors in the Houghton Hall gardens, featuring some of the artist’s most famous and visually arresting works such as Virgin Mother (2005–06) and Charity (2002–03).
Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, England, July 18–September 30, 2018 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection
July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.
Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018
April 20–July 22, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.
Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada
Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall
Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures
March 25–July 15, 2018
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
Damien Hirst’s Colour Space paintings, a new series never before shown in public, developed from his iconic Spot paintings. Where the Spot paintings appear to have been painted mechanically, the Colour Space paintings are more organic in appearance and allow for evidence of the human hand. The exhibition also includes a number of the artist’s most celebrated sculptures, installed throughout the eighteenth-century house and gardens.
Installation view, Damien Hirst at Houghton Hall: Colour Space Paintings and Outdoor Sculptures, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England, March 25–July 15, 2018. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018. Photo: Pete Huggins
No Place Like Home
March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.
Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox
The Classical Now
March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Proof of Life
May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Proof of Life brings together one hundred paintings, sculptures, and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a manner both palpable and profound. Work by Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Kiefer, Sterling Ruby, and Richard Serra is included.
Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens
June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
This exhibition’s title and theme, Fragile State, has a double meaning. It refers to a delicate moment of vulnerability both in a physical and psychological sense and, at the same time, it refers to political terminology. Work by Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Damien Hirst will be included.
Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger
Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
April 9–December 3, 2017
Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice
Damien Hirst’s latest project has been ten years in the making. The exhibition marks the first time in the history of the Pinault Collection that the two Venetian venues are dedicated to a single artist. It is also the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.
The Diver with Divers (2015; photo: Christoph Gerigk), Calendar Stone (2013), and The Diver (2014) (left to right) in Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Damien Hirst, Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice, April 9–December 3, 2017. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
July 29–November 5, 2017
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, England
The familiar tulip becomes unfamiliar as its role in history chronicles a greater play. This exhibition brings together works by thirty artists to explore the relationship between Europe and the Middle East. It is a story about migration and about how much is owed to the
East—a land steeped in culture, mathematics, science, and philosophy. This is also a romantic story set
in seventeenth-century Europe,
a fable about social inequality and extravagance. Work by Michael Craig-Martin and Damien Hirst is included.
Michael Craig-Martin, Tulips (after Mapplethorpe), 2016
Gutes Sterben–Falscher Tod
May 27–September 24, 2017
Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Artists often engage with the topic of death within the scope of their work. The exhibited works variously reveal a revulsion toward and a fascination with death, the tendency to gloss over it all, and the desire to get “up close and personal” with death—the last in the form of a decaying body. Work by Damien Hirst and Taryn Simon is included.
Damien Hirst, With Dead Head, 1991. Photo by Bernhard Strauss