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Posted On: 4 April 2012 03:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

QMA-sponsored Damien Hirst show begins in London today

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Qatar Museums Authority has sponsored the first substantial survey of world-renowned British artist Damien Hirst ever held in the UK opens to the public today at Tate Modern in London. The exhibition provides a journey through two decades of Hirst’s inventive practice and will be on show until September 9 this year. “We were delighted to be asked by Damien Hirst to support this show at Tate Modern. Hirst’s work represents a defining moment in British art, and to be associated with this event goes to the heart of Qatar Museums Authority’s mission of building bridges of hope, understanding and friendship,” said Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums Authority. Qatar Museums Authority is also planning to organize an exhibition by Damien Hirst in Autumn next year at Al-Riwaq Exhibition Space. Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition of his work and that of his friends and fellow Goldsmiths College students, staged in a disused London warehouse. In nearly a quarter of a century since then, Hirst has gone on to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, UK. He is one of the most prominent artists to have emerged from the British art scene in the 1990s. Hirst’s expoloration of imagery is notable for its strong association to life and death, and to belief and value systems. The Peninsula