New Religion

11 November 2016 – 19 December 2016
Solo Exhibition. A. Kasteev State Museum of Arts, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

‘The Soul on Jacob's Ladder’ (2005)

Courtesy Paul Stolper Gallery
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2016

Kazakhstan's A. Kasteev State Museum of Arts hosts ‘Damien Hirst: New Religion’, an exhibition of silkscreen prints and sculptural editions in association with Paul Stolper Gallery and The British Council. This exhibition explores the complex relationships between medicine and faith, and art and religion; themes central to Hirst's work. The exhibition follows displays of ‘New Religion’ at Paul Stolper Gallery (2005), Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Oslo (2006), All Hallow’s Church, London (2007), The National Art Gallery of Bulgaria, Sofia (2012), The Lightbox, Woking (2015),The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016), the National Institution Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Macedonia (2016) and Serbia's Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (2016).

‘‘I was thinking that there are four important things in life: religion, love, art and science…Of them all, science seems to be the one right now. Like religion, it provides the glimmer of hope that maybe it will be all right in the end.’’ 

-Damien Hirst on New Religion, 2006