I was thinking that there are four important things in life: religion, love, art and science… Of them all, science seems to be the one right now. Like religion, it provides the glimmer of hope that maybe it will be all right in the end."
Damien Hirst on New Religion
From 22 June to 11 August 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje will host ‘New Religion’, an exhibition of silkscreen prints and sculptural editions by Damien Hirst, one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists, in association with Paul Stolper Gallery. Opening of the exhibition in Skopje will mark the first presentation of Damien Hirst's artwork in Macedonia on such a comprehensive scale.
The exhibition explores the complex relationships between medicine and faith, and art and religion; themes central to Damien Hirst’s long-standing 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, London and Gdansk, to name a few.