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Saturday, 19 October 2013

THOUGHTS: 3rd Eid Day 03 is Exhibit Day

Damien Steven Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in Britain during the 1990s. He is internationally renowned, and is reportedly Britain's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. And yes, he is here in Qatar.

The exhibition, Hirst’s largest to date and his first in the Middle East, opened in 10th OCtober at the Museum of Islamic Art’s Al Riwaq Doha gallery.

Death is a central theme in Hirst's works. He became famous for a series of artworks in which dead animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved—sometimes having been dissected—in formaldehyde. The best known of these being The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a vitrine (clear display case). He has also made "spin paintings," created on a spinning circular surface, and "spot paintings", which are rows of randomly coloured circles created by his assistants.

WHAT: Damien Hirst Relic Exhibit
WHERE:  Museum of Islamic Art’s Al Riwaq Doha gallery
WHEN: October 10, 2013 - January 22, 2014
FEE: No Entrance Fee will be collected. Children and babies are welcome.
OPENING HOURS:

Sunday 10:30am – 5:30pm
Monday 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 12pm – 8pm
Friday 2:00pm – 8pm
Saturday 12pm – 8pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Guided tours will run during the exhibition opening hours. Special guided tours for families are available on Friday. Photography is strictly forbidden inside the exhibition, however mobile phone cameras can be used in selected galleries only.
RESTAURANT

A good selection of snacks, light meals and beverages are served at the Pharmacy CafĂ© in the entrance hall. The menu takes inspiration from Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy themed artworks. Well worth checking out!

SOUVENIR and GIFT SHOP

The gift shop is located at the exit to the exhibition and is open during exhibition opening hours. The following Damien Hirst themed items can be purchased:  iPhone 5 cases, mugs, plates, oilcloth totes, shopper PVC bags, beach towels, crayon sets, aprons, scarf’s, T-shirts, sketchbooks, notebooks and rugs. The shop has a facility to accept payment by credit card.

Here is what we can see inside the Exhibit, consists of 15 Rooms:

THE BUILDING



THE LOBBY



THE TICKET, THE HISTORY, and THE MAP




A THOUSAND YEARS (1990)



CIGARETTE BUTTS and an ASHTRAY
HORROR at HOME




THE BUTTERFLIES (1989) - IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE




8 PANS and ME (1989)



MOTHER and CHILD (Divided)


THE LEVIATHAN, 2006-2013 (MAIN ATTRACTION)


THE HISTORY OF PAIN


LOVING in a WORLD of DESIRE


ISOLATED ELEMENTS SWIMMING in the SAME DIRECTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF UNDERSTANDING
(Such a Long Title!)

NAKED - Collection of Surgical Instruments meticulously displayed.

LULLABY, THE SEASONS, 2002 -
Row of Pills line the shelves of four stainless steel cabinets representing Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Gumagawa ng way para makapagselfie heheheh


DIAMONDS and FORTUNE


OUR PERSONAL FAVORITE!




THE SURVEY


THE SOUVENIR SHOP
CHAIR - 1700.00 QAR /HYPNOTIC HEAD - 85,900.00QAR
VARIOUS SOUVENIRS (Tip: Cheapest is the Non-Toxic Crayola for Kids - 30.00QAR)
WHITE GOLD - 42,000.00 QAR
THREE THINGS TO CHECK ON THIS PHOTO:
a. The Poging Photobomber behind Me
b. Me trying to have a Self Portrait
c. The Spin Chair worth 28,000.00 QAR

FEEL FREE TO BUY SOUVENIRS HEHEHEHE :D

Visitors are also invited to share their thoughts on the exhibition online or record a video message at Al Riwaq.

These are only few of his artworks. You can see more so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to visit the gallery as You still have lots of time to see this once in a lifetime exhibit from a great artist.

NOTABLE INFORMATION FROM WIKIPEDIA:Hirst gained the European record for the most expensive work of art by a living artist—his Lullaby Spring in June 2007, when a 3-metre-wide steel cabinet with 6,136 pills sold for 19.2 million dollars to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

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