Saturday, November 28, 2009
In their recent work Jake & Dinos Chapman replicate the most important sculptures, installations
and occurrences from their joint career - in miniature format in cardboard and poster
paint. From “Fuckfaces” to “Sex”, from “Uebermensch” to “Little Death Machines” they subsequently
deliver the primarily not existing models of their main works. In cardboard they also
reconstruct the warehouse fire of the shipping company Momart, in which the first version of
their installation “Hell” was destroyed. Thus the Chapmans execute a double somersault in
rebuilding inexistent models of former realised sculptures. “Shitrospective” pre-empts the
Museum retrospective in a format reflective of the crisis and production costs.
Interestingly, it becomes apparent to the observer through the sketch-like laconic execution,
the level of iconic quality the most important works by the Chapmans have meanwhile achieved.
Here the absence of the demand for perfection lends the sculptures a particular charm.
Geplaatst door anonymous op Saturday, November 28, 2009