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Case Studies: Damien Hirst's The Void

Case Studies: Damien Hirst's The Void

Monday September 24, 2018

Focusing on one particular object on view, Case Studies is a series of public conversations between art historians and faculty from other disciplines. Case Studies is the first of several new programs designed to heighten the Cantor's role as a campus hub for critical inquiry and cross-disciplinary discourse on the visual arts.

Damien Hirst's The Void
During fall quarter 2018, Case Studies will be devoted to Damien Hirst's The Void. Filled with thousands of colorful pills fabricated by the artist, The Void resembles a gigantic, mirrored medicine cabinet. The Void focuses on issues like life and death, sickness and health, addiction and rehabilitation--themes found in many of Hirst's works.


Monday, September 24, 12:30 PM
Susan Dackerman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, the Cantor Arts Center
Michelle Mello, professor of Law and of Health Research and Policy

Thursday, October 18, 6:30 PM
Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Department of Art & Art History
Victor Carrion, John A. Turner Endowed Professor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Thursday, November 15, 1:30 PM
Marci Kwon, Assistant professor of Art and Art History, Department of Art and Art History
Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of History and professor, History Department

IMAGE: Damien Hirst (England, b. 1965), The Void, 2000. Glass, stainless steel, steel, aluminium, nickel, bismuth and cast resin, coloured plaster and painted pills with dry transfers. Installation view at the Cantor Arts Center. Private Collection. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved/DACS, London/ARS, NY 2018. Image by Johnna Arnold

Cantor Arts Center

Registration is not required. This program is free and open to the public.