A sculpture by Damien Hirst depicts the journey of conception but not everyone is a fan
19 November 2018| Last updated on 19 November 2018
A giant uterus sculpture showing the different stages of life formation in Qatar
Famous British artist, Damien Hirst, unveiled 14 giant bronze sculptures of the journey of conception to birth in Qatar.
Located in front of the Sidra medicine hospital in Doha, the open-air art installation stands tall and proud as it welcomes visitors into the hospital.
This modern piece of art, called The Miraculous Journey, shows a fetus in different stages during pregnancy in the womb and becomes a 14-metre newborn baby.
However, medical authorities in Qatar have been receiving backlash for their choice in art installations for the hospital.
While the bronze sculptures were unveiled in October 2013, they were soon after covered following severe backlash on social media.
And now, 5 years later the bronze sculptures have been unveiled as the hospital opens its doors to the public in Doha.
In efforts to combat the criticism received regarding the art choice – officials are stating that there is nothing wrong about displaying the art installation and are even arranging for a young boy to recite a passage from the Holy Koran about the formation of life.
Sidra first opened its doors in Doha back in January when it received its first patients and has since conducted the first-ever conjoined twins separation in the country.