Galerie Rudolfinum

Jake & Dinos Chapman. The Blind Leading the Blind

3. 10. 2013 – 5. 1. 2014
large and small gallery
Curator: Otto M. Urban

The work of the Chapman brothers, this highly regarded pair, who are an integral and very-clearly visible part of the international art scene, is characteristic by its diversity, not only due to a variety of artistic techniques, but also the range of ideas, themes and topics which they deal with the irony and sarcasm.

about the exhibition

The exhibition of the works of Jake and Dinos Chapman will introduce a representative selection of their multifaceted creations. A strong response was aroused by their changing of Goya’s graphic prints from the Disasters of War series, published in a special edition in 1937, where the heads of the victims were replaced by heads depicting clowns and puppies. The destruction, desecration and removal of someone else’s paintings, based on iconoclasm, can be understood as a reflection of the savagery of our own culture. Jake and Dinos create installations, sculptures and paintings, which through cynical and sarcastic humour highlight the current debased political, social, religious and moral situation. Through fascination with the horror, evil and perversion of our society, they put up a mirror that shows us the realities of today and point to the banality of ubiquitous evil. The result of their actions is intense, brutal, disturbing and ironic.

The exhibition is accompanied by videoprojections “ChapmanBox” at the small gallery where are screened following interviews and short documentaries.

Jake & Dinos Chapman, White Cube Channel films
On End of Fun: 10:41
On Fucking Hell: 3:26
Jake not Dinos: 8:01
Dinos not Jake: 5:54
Camera / Edit: Jon Lowe
Courtesy White Cube

Some pieces in this exhibition could evoke strong emotional reactions. Galerie Rudolfinum recommends that highly sensitive persons and guidance of the children of up to 15 years of age think seriously about visiting this exhibition!

exhibition catalogue

exhibition catalogue

The exhibition catalogue Jake and Dinos Chapman Blind Leading the Blind Because includes in addition to essays of curator Otto M. Urban and reproductions of all exhibited works, unique exhibition installation views.

chapman video document

chapman video document

admission

admission

Full 140 CZK
Reduced 90 CZK
Gift Tickets for the exhibition 140 CZK (valid during the exhibition)

Ticket is valid for one re-entry to the event.

partners

partners

Galerie Rudolfinum thanks the Jake and Dinos Chapman Studio; the White Cube gallery, London; Paragon|Contemporary Editions Ltd, London; Olbricht Collection and all others who lent the works for this exhibition.

Main exhibition partner
J & T Banka

General gallery partner
UniCredit Bank, Czech Republic

Main media partner
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz

Media partners
Český rozhlas, Radio 1, Art and Antiques, ArtReview

video trailer

video trailer

publications

publications

reproductions

reproductions

Minderwertigkinder - Pig Child, 2011, Mixed media, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
Minderwertigkinder - Pig Child, 2011, Mixed media, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
Sex I, 2003, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
Sex I, 2003, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
CFC76311561, 2002, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
CFC76311561, 2002, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
Death, 2003, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
Death, 2003, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
Fucking Dinosaurs, 2011, Painted steel, clothed mannequins, taxidermied birds and painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
Fucking Dinosaurs, 2011, Painted steel, clothed mannequins, taxidermied birds and painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
The Shape of Things to Come, 1999-2004, Fibreglass, plastic and mixed media, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
The Shape of Things to Come, 1999-2004, Fibreglass, plastic and mixed media, © Jake and Dinos Chapman. Olbricht Collection
CFC74812577, 2002, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
CFC74812577, 2002, Painted bronze, © Jake and Dinos Chapman, Courtesy White Cube
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