“Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” – Damien Hirst’s Latest Exhibition

On April 9th, the new exhibition of Damien Hirst was opened in Venice.

His new major project is called “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” and it is displayed across 5,000 square metres of museum space (it is located in two famous venues – Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana). The artist has worked on the exhibition in hiding for almost 10 years.

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.

(This quote comes from the Palazzo Grassi Website)

Damien Hirst, "The Severed Head of Medusa"
Damien Hirst, “The Severed Head of Medusa”, photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017.
Mickey, a bronze sculpture of Mickey Mouse imagined as an antiquity dredged up from the bottom of the sea.
A bronze sculpture of Mickey, Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2017; Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates.

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