Inside the Death Drive: Excess and Apocalypse in the World of the Chapman Brothers (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum v. 11)

Inside the Death Drive: Excess and Apocalypse in the World of the Chapman Brothers (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum v. 11)

By: Jonathan Harris (editor)Paperback

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This new study critically assesses the work of one of the art world's most creative and controversial duos. It includes a rare specially commissioned interview with Jake Chapman and features essays from leading international art scholars and commentators. Brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman enrage some with their art and reduce others to hysterics, but no one is neutral about two of Britain's most outstanding artistic provocateurs. Over the last 17 years, they have produced some of the most disturbing and challenging artworks. These essays by leading figures in the field address the oeuvre of Jake and Dinos Chapman from a variety of critical standpoints, examining psychoanalytic, political, semiotic, popular-cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic depths and surfaces of Chapman graphic, sculptural and installation artefacts. In addition, four essays extend the discussion historically and theoretically by considering other artists who've attempted to deal with modern horror in graphic, performance and film: the representation of North American indigenous people's ethno-genocide (Rebecca Belmore, Faye Heavy Shield), Nazi concentration camps (Lee Miller), abortion (Tracey Emin) and dehumanization (the Russian collective AES+F).

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About Author

Jonathan Harris is Director of CAVA (Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts) University of Liverpool. He has authored many books, including Writing Back to Modern Art: After Greenberg, Fried, and Clark and The New Art History: A Critical Introduction. He is also editor of the Tate Liverpool Critical Forum series.


1 Introduction: The Future Remains Excluded: Beyond the Pleasure Principle,'Slow-Motion Fascism' and the Chapman Brothers (and Sisters) - Jonathan Harris 2 Quartered, Drawn and Hung (Chapman, Chapman, Condo and McCarthy) - Simon Baker 3 Hanged, Drawn and Quartered or Goya after the Chapmans - Parveen Adams 4 Surreal Documentation': Lee Miller's Artistic Representation of Dachau and Buchenwald - Lynn Hilditch 5 AES+F - More Than Just a Matter of (Bad) Taste - Kerstin Mey 6 After Bad Taste: Tracey Emin's Work on Abortion and Other Confessions - Outi Remes 7 Empathic Relations: Rebecca Belmore and Faye HeavyShield - Christine Conley 8 Inside the Death Drive - A conversation between Jake Chapman and Jonathan Harris 9 Report to the Academy- Sylvere Lotringer

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781846311925
  • Format: Paperback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781846311925
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 1846311926

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