Hunterian exhibition features Damien Hirst premiere

A new exhibition opening at The Hunterian this month features the première of Damien Hirst’s Necromancer plus new works by Scott Rogers and Catherine Street.

William Hunter to Damien Hirst: The Dead Teach the Living continues The Hunterian’s innovative programme of contemporary art displays and features objects and artworks that explore both the historical and contemporary connections between art and science.

Damien Hirst’s Necromancer will be on public display for the first time. This challenging work is a vitrine layered with obstetric instruments and other medical specimens and incorporates many of the exhibition’s themes. By utilising scientific materials, Necromancer explores the relationship between science and art, life and death.

The exhibition runs until 5 March 2017

This exhibition is presented as part of Glasgow International 2016 and has been curated by students from the MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) programme, established jointly between the University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art.

To find out more visit The Hunterian

Two Cultures Symposium

Accompanying the exhibition is the Two Cultures Symposium held on 23 April 2016.

This one-day symposium brings together artists, curators and other practitioners to investigate the multiple overlaps and intersections between the disciplines of art and science.

Speakers will include writer and critic Brian Dillon, artists Christine Borland and Roger Hiorns, with exhibiting artist Catherine Street, presenting a new performance work

To find out more and book tickets visit  The Two Cultures Symposium


First published: 29 March 2016

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