British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman are renowned the world over for artworks which are at once disturbing, incisive and humorous.
For the first-ever Canadian Art Gallery Hop Montreal, which took place on June 14, 2014, the Canadian Art Foundation partnered with DHC/ART Foundation on a special panel that addressed the psychological, philosophical and artistic dimensions of the Chapmans’ oeuvre.
The bilingual panel coincided with DHC/ART’s exhibition “Come and See,” which was the brothers’ first major North American solo show.
In Part 1 of this panel, viewable on a different page, l’Université de Montréal philosophy professor Christine Tappolet and l’Université de Montréal art history PhD candidate Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt discussed their insights into the Chapmans’ practice. Part 1 took place mainly in French.
In Part 2 of this panel, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Harvey Giesbrecht joined Leisure Projects artist and curator Meredith Carruthers to reflect upon other aspects of the Chapmans’ art. Part 2 of the panel took place mainly in English, and concluded with a bilingual audience Q&A session.
Both parts of the panel were moderated by DHC/ART curator Cheryl Sim. The panel was also part of DHC/ART’s ongoing series Dissections, which brings together interdisciplinary speakers to encourage an exchange of thoughts and impressions on contemporary art.
For more information about the Canadian Art Gallery Hop Montreal, a free annual day of art, talks and tours across the city, visit canadianart.ca/montrealhop.