depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitage
 
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 chapmanimage © jake and dinos chapmanphoto © hugo glendinningcourtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 

 

jake and dinos chapman: end of funthe state hermitage museum, st. petersburg, russiaon 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.

 

 

depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitageimage © jake and dinos chapmanphoto © hugo glendinningcourtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 

depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitageimage © jake and dinos chapmanphoto © hugo glendinningcourtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 

depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitageimage © jake and dinos chapmanphoto © hugo glendinningcourtesy the hermitage, st. petersburg

 

 

depictions of hell by jake and dinos chapman at the hermitageimage © marcin lachowicz

 

  • look what religion brings into the world.

    yep
  • for all those who died (and the very few who survived) in nazi extermination camps this “hell’s depiction” would be merely a disneyland.

    buzzoff
  • What for? Artists seem to be bored as hell.

    Ro.
  • stress as art … can’t imagine later in this century anyone but phd historians having any interest at all in this.

    gregorylent
  • Appears to be a Tour de Force 3D scene of a Hellish 4D world. Awesome detail throughout. Badass Model Railroading gone Zombie.

    mArkW
  • What drug do I take to see ‘the portentous observation of the twentieth-century through the lens of our own voyeurism?

    At the moment all I can see is a highly detailed morbid nazi death camp thing with not a blob of glue in site which is most impressive.

    ricky

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