Jake and Dinos Chapman. Bad Art for Bad People

Though the media has often focused exclusively on the shock value and use of horror effects in the work of Dinos and Jake Chapman, the artists have continued to address some of the most pertinent and controversial issues of our time: the endless human capacity for war, genetic manipulation, plastic surgery, cloning; the assumed asexuality and innocence of children; and the instability of moral and ideological belief systems.

In this major exhibition catalogue is a more balanced critical response, including a variety of interpretations from leading writers and critics across different fields. Illustrating well-known and iconic works such as Disasters of War (1993) and Great Deeds Against the Dead (1994), the book also includes works that have rarely been reproduced before plus a number of new works created specifically for the accompanying Tate exhibition.

Text: Grunenberg Christoph . cm 26×19; pp. 160; 65 COL; paperback. Publisher: Tate Gallery Publishing, London, 2006.

ISBN: 9781854377159| 1854377159

ID: AM-10755

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Though the media has often focused exclusively on the shock value and use of horror effects in the work of Dinos and Jake Chapman, the artists have continued to address some of the most pertinent and controversial issues of our time: the endless human capacity for war, genetic manipulation, plastic surgery, cloning; the assumed asexuality and innocence of children; and the instability of moral and ideological belief systems.

In this major exhibition catalogue is a more balanced critical response, including a variety of interpretations from leading writers and critics across different fields. Illustrating well-known and iconic works such as Disasters of War (1993) and Great Deeds Against the Dead (1994), the book also includes works that have rarely been reproduced before plus a number of new works created specifically for the accompanying Tate exhibition.

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