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Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable

Exhibition "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable" - Damien Hirst

From 9 April Until 3 December 2017

‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Damien Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples (“The Agony and Ecstasy”) and is curated by Elena Geuna, curator of the monographic shows dedicated to Rudolf Stingel (2013) and Sigmar Polke (2016) presented at Palazzo Grassi.

The exhibition is displayed across 5,000 square meters of museum space and marks the first time that Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, the two Venetian venues of the Pinault Collection, are both dedicated to a single artist.

Damien Hirst’s most ambitious and complex project to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ has been almost ten years in the making. Exceptional in scale and scope, the exhibition tells the story of the ancient wreck of a vast ship, the ‘Unbelievable’ (Apistos in the original Koine Greek), and presents what was discovered of its precious cargo: the impressive collection of Aulus Calidius Amotan – a freed slave better known as Cif Amotan II – which was destined for a temple dedicated to the sun.

Credits:

http://www.palazzograssi.it/en/exhibitions/current/damien-hirst-at-palazzo-grassi-and-punta-della-dogana-in-2017-1/

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Damien Hirst, Teschio di ciclope e la fotografia Teschio di ciclope esaminato dai sub (Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017)

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Damien Hirst con la sua opera The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, alla Tate Modern di Londra nel 2012 (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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