Damien Hirst — The Cancer Chronicles

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DHP1721
2004
195 x 130 mm (7 x 5 inches)
36pp
Softback
Texts by Damien Hirst
Published by Other Criteria
ISBN 978-1-904212-04-1
RRP £22

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“Not so much poems, more titles gone mad.” Damien Hirst

The Cancer Chronicles is a collection of thirteen poems by the artist Damien Hirst, created to accompany his exhibition Romance in the Age of Uncertainty – Jesus and his Disciples (Death, Martyrdom, Suicide & Ascension). Each poem shares a title with the works from the exhibition: thirteen steel and glass cabinets each alluding to the life and unhappy death of the thirteen Apostles.

In his first published book of poetry Hirst explores in written form some of the motifs that have endured in his work: death, decay, disease and belief. The poems provide further insight into Hirst’s sculptural works as expressed through the artist’s own violent prose. Hirst wrestles with the many conflicting aspects of death, dying and loss that we face through our advanced scientific knowledge today and, using our collective fear of cancer, he tries uncompromisingly to face the horror and weave a way through the darkness.

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