Mental Escapology

2 February 2021 – 5 April 2021
Solo Exhibition. Various Venues, St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The Monk, 2014. Installation image of Lake St. Moritz, 2020. Photographed by Felix Friedmann © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

‘Mental Escapology’ is Damien Hirst's first public exhibition in Switzerland, featuring over 40 works by the artist displayed across four locations in St. Moritz. A highlight of the exhibition is two large-scale outdoor sculptures: Hirst’s 12-foot-high sculpture The Monk (2014) exhibited in the centre of the frozen Lake St. Moritz, and Two Figures with a Drum (2013) installed on the lake's north-eastern edge.

Organised in association with the city of St. Moritz, the interior works are presented in two historical buildings: the neo-classical Forum Paracelsus and the Protestant Church at St. Moritz Dorf. The works on display are from some of the artist's best-known series, including Natural History, Spot PaintingsButterfly Colour Paintings and Mental Escapology.

The exhibition has been curated by Jason Beard and produced by Oscar Humphries and Marco Voena.

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