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depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitage
nov 19, 2012
depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitage



‘end of fun’ by jake and dinos chapman
image © jake and dinos chapman
photo © hugo glendinning
courtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 

 

jake and dinos chapman: end of fun
the state hermitage museum, st. petersburg, russia
on now through january 13th, 2013

 

 

young british artists jake and dinos chapman build highly elaborate iconoclastic installations and sculptures brought to life with caustic wit and confronting effervescence – their hellscape ‘end of fun’ currently being shown at the hermitage museum in russia. the artwork of the chapman brothers tackle ideas surrounding contemporary politics, religion, myth and morality, with ‘end of fun’ depicting an interpretation of hell – tens of thousands of miniature figures in nazi uniform performing abhorrent acts of cruelty. the chapman brothers are renowned for exploring and articulating a spectrum of beauty and pain, humour and horror in ways that jolt the  viewer into contemplation – portraying a portentous observation of the twentieth-century through the lens of our own voyeurism.

 

 


image © jake and dinos chapman
photo © hugo glendinning
courtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 


image © jake and dinos chapman
photo © hugo glendinning
courtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 


image © jake and dinos chapman
photo © hugo glendinning
courtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 


image © marcin lachowicz

 

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