Damien Hirst: New Religion

12 November - 19 December 2016 at the State Museum of Arts of Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev, Almaty

About ‘New Religion’

The different elements that make up New Religion form a chapel dedicated to desire, a desire to keep mortality at bay but which can’t help confront death.

New Religion is an exhibition of silkscreen prints and sculptural editions by one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists. This project is realised by the British Council in partnership with the Paul Stolper Gallery and the State Museum of Arts of Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev. 

This exhibition will explore the complex relationship between mortality and faith, and the fascination with science and technology; themes central to Damien Hirst’s longstanding career as a thought-provoking and at times controversial artist.

First exhibited at Paul Stolper Gallery in 2005, New Religion has been the subject of shows in Oslo, Moscow, Venice, Sofia, Woking, Gdansk and at All Hallow's Church in London.

12 November - 19 December 2016 at the State Museum of Arts of Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev, Almaty

Tickets

From 12-30 November entrance to the museum is free of charge; 

Tciket price from 1-19 December: 1 500 tenge.

About the artist

Damien Hirst is one of the best-known artists in the world, and the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (YBAs)

Damien Hirst on New Religion

The artist talks about core ideas for the exhibition and its themes.

New Religion: Guided Tours and Lectures

In the course of the New Religion exhibition, the Kasteyev State Museum of Arts will host a series of lectures about Damien Hirst and the Young British Artists’ epoch

The British Council Collection

The British Council owns seventy-six works by Damien Hirst that reflect other important themes in the artist’s practice.