For the people who will be in London on Sunday June 17, we will propose some activities in London. The first is a visit to Tate Modern, where Damien Hirst is THE artist to discover. Exposition from April 4 to September 9. Tickets can be bought upfront through the website http://www.tate.org.uk or the day itself when there are no long queues.
Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated Freeze, an exhibition in a disused warehouse which showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation.
This is the first substantial survey of his work in a British institution and brings together key works from over twenty years. The exhibition includes iconic sculptures from his Natural History series, including The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living 1991, in which he suspended a shark in formaldehyde. Also included are vitrines such as A Thousand Years from 1990, medicine cabinets, pill cabinets and instrument cabinets in addition to seminal paintings made throughout his career using butterflies and flies as well as spots and spins. The two-part installation In and Out of Love, not shown in its entirety since its creation in 1991 and Pharmacy1992 are among the highlights of the exhibition.
For the Love of God
Until 24 June 2012 you can visit the Turbine Hall in Tate Modern for free.
Last entry: Monday–Thursday: 17.45, Friday–Sunday: 21.45
The most gorgeous visceral experience available to diamond junkies
To complement the exhibition, Damien Hirst’s diamond-covered skull, For the Love of God 2007, is on show in a purpose-built room in the Turbine Hall.