THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY – Damien Hirst (Doha)

Art

Since its completion in 2013, Damien Hirst’s “The Miraculous Journey” has faced quite a bit of controversy. A gargantuan bronze sculpture of an anatomically correct newborn baby boy crowns the set of 14 pieces that chronicle the journey of life from the moment of fertilization, all the way through birth.

Initially, after an outcry online, the series of sculptures was covered up. Recently though, and right after the adjacent Sidra Medical Center was officially inaugurated, “The Miraculous Journey” was finally uncovered.

Sidra’s stated mission is the health of women and children, with fertility treatment being one of the main focuses of this 8 billion USD endeavor. This makes Hirst’s masterpiece in the perfect location, right at the entrance of a pioneering medical center specialized in treatment and care of mothers and children.