Purple Diary

[July 18 2011]

Jake and Dinos Chapman’s solo show opens at the White Cube, london

For their current exhibition at London’s White Cube, Jake and Dinos
reevaluated their practice by working in separate studios. The work created for the show is the result of isolation instead of a creative dialogue, as neither viewed the other’s work until the installation last week. While partners like Gilbert & George feed off the other’s ideas, the show aims to upend the standards of collaborations in the art world – the Chapman Brothers feel their interaction stifles the art each wants to produce. White Cube does not explain who produced each work. The viewer is left to make their own assumptions as they tour the gallery filled with faceless Nazi mannequins and children with animal noses. Text Juliana Balestin

Jake Or Dinos Chapman by Jake and Dinos Chapman is on view until September 17 at the White Cube Gallery, 48 Hoxton Square and 25-26 Mason’s Yard, London.

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