Gulf takes to Hirst
Qatar will stage a major survey of the British artist's work in 2013
By Cristina Ruiz. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition
Published online: 30 November 2011
The Gulf state of Qatar will stage a major survey of the work of Damien Hirst in 2013. It will be “a great introduction to the artist’s work in the region”, says Jean-Paul Engelen, the director of public programmes for the Qatar Museums Authority, which is sponsoring Hirst’s retrospective at London’s Tate Modern (4 April-9 September 2012). Its own show will be entirely separate, Engelen says. A curator has not yet been appointed. The exhibition will be held in Al Riwaq, a large display space in the grounds of Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art. The space is due to host a Takashi Murakami show in February.
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