Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away

Serpentine South Gallery 4 May — 5 Jun 1994 Free

This was the first international exhibition curated by Damien Hirst for a public institution.

The exhibition presented the work of 15 artists from England, Germany, France and the U.S.

The artists formed a diverse group whose art investigates a number of subjects ranging from the theory of evolution through to criminology and pornography. Fear, loss, hope, death and fantasy are among the themes that came to the surface of the exhibition. Hirst himself featured in the show – just a year before winning the Turner Prize – presenting the iconic work Away from the Flock (1994) for the first time.

The exhibition toured to the Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, the Kunstverein Hannover, Germany and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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