Marc Quinn is an internationally-celebrated British contemporary artist whose work includes sculpture, installation and painting. Quinn explores ‘what it is to be human in the world today’ and uses materials varying from blood, bread and flowers, to marble and stainless steel.
In May 2020 Quinn will present a major exhibition at The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Chronos and Cosmos will bring together around 70 works, including a number of new pieces created especially for the exhibition. Quinn’s work uses the language of Classical sculpture to explore the fundamental subject of human existence, cultural perceptions of beauty and expressions of identity.
Chronos and Cosmos is the first contemporary exhibition to be presented in the galleries of the Winter Palace, with Quinn’s works integrated amongst the Museum’s 3,000 piece collection to create a rich dialogue between current and Classical.
Through interviews and essays, this publication will discuss Marc Quinn’s practice in the context of ancient and Classical sculpture, explore contemporary sculpture techniques and examine new charitable projects that engage with the most critical subjects of our times.