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Hirst hits the Middle East with first solo exhibition in the region: FNND heads to check it out

In October Fat Nancy will be heading to Doha for the Qatar Museums Authority opening of Damien Hirst’s  ‘Relics’. Billed as the most comprehensive survey of Hirst’s work ever shown and his first solo exhibition in the Middle East – the comprehensive exhibition will include both famously iconic, and previously unseen artworks. Explaining, ‘art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else … there isn’t anything else,’ Hirst’s work investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the tensions and uncertainties at the heart of human experience. ‘Relics’ will include pieces from a cross-section of Hirst’s most important series including the Spot Paintings and the Natural History series of animals preserved in formaldehyde. Also on display will be one of the most iconic and widely recognised artworks to have emerged in the past decade; the diamond encrusted skull, For the Love of God (2007). The exhibition follows in the footsteps of Hirst’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012, which became the most visited solo exhibition in the gallery’s history, to mixed reviews. Curated by the internationally …