THE CHAPMAN BROTHERS: YBA Superstars in Conversation at their Studio



  • Tuesday 10 September
  • 6:45-8:30pm


  • Private Studio in Hackney Wick


  • Nearest Overground
  • Hackney Wick Station (change at Highbury & Islington Tube)


HOLY HECK this is one gig you REALLY don’t want to miss. Jake & Dinos Chapman are two of the best-loved (by some), controversial, dark and utterly brilliant artists of the YBA (Young British Artists) generation. Whilst most of them are not quite so young these days, their impact on the international art scene is still as keenly felt through ought the 1990s. The most memorable works from their early days (whichever way you look at it) include their androgynous, arguably pornographic, multi-bodied mannequin sculptures with penises for noses and vaginas for mouths, along with their enormous post-apocalyptic death camp landscapes jam-packed with several thousand tiny World of Warcraft-like figures of corpses, skeletons, zombies, Nazis & figures from popular culture like Ronald MacDonald. Their first major installation of this kind but it went up in flames during the Momart fire in 2004, perhaps a fitting result for a work that was called 'Hell'. But Jake & Dinos painstakingly recreated it in the years that followed and gave their new and extended adaptation of the original an equally fitting title, ‘Fucking Hell’.  Brilliant. And in 2008 they pushed their interest in Nazi imagery to its logical conclusion by presenting an exhibition of 'Art by Adolf Hitler' at White Cube. The brothers somehow managed to acquire a collection of watercolours by the Fuhrer (relatively mundane landscapes in muted green and brown tones) and improved them considerably by adding rainbows in the backgrounds. Marvellous. We’re busting you into Jake & Dinos’s private warehous-like studio to see where they and their army of assistants work and to have an exclusive chin wag. OUTSTANDING.

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