Treasures from the Wreck of the UnbelievableVIEW EVENT DETAILS
19:00 Film Screening
Coinciding with the opening of Damien Hirst’s solo exhibition ‘His Own Worst Enemy’ at White Cube Hong Kong, the artist’s acclaimed film Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable will be screened at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on 2 December 2021 and 7 January 2022.
This is the first time Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable (2017) has been shown in Asia. The film chronicles the extraordinary backstory behind Hirst’s eponymous exhibitions at the Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi in Venice, 2017, which were over ten years in the making and revolved around the unearthing of the wreck of a large ship, the ‘Unbelievable’ (Apistos in the original Koine Greek).
Directed by Sam Hobkinson and produced by Nicolas Kent, the film gets to the bottom of Hirst’s mission, following a team of archaeologists and divers to the trove of cargo where the story began.
Damien Hirst: His Own Worst Enemy, is on view at White Cube Hong Kong until 8 January 2022, and features sculptures from the Treasures series, as well as the artist’s new group of paintings, The Revelations.
Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, UK. He lives and works in London and Gloucestershire. Since 1987, the artist has had over 90 solo exhibitions worldwide and been included in more than 300 group shows. In 2012, Tate Modern, London, presented a major retrospective of Hirst’s work in conjunction with the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Hirst’s other solo exhibitions include: Fondation Cartier, Paris (2021); Villa Borghese, Rome (2021); Haifa Museum, Israel (2019); Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection, Venice (2017); Qatar Museums Authority, Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar (2013–14); Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (2010); Oceanographic Museum, Monaco, France (2010); Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008); Astrup Fearnley Museet für Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2005); and Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples (2004) among others.
Hirst’s work features in institutional collections, which include: the British Museum, London; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; The Broad Collection, Los Angeles; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Fondazione Prada, Milan; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City, among many others.
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