24 September–15 January 2017
Work by Jake & Dinos Chapman features in ‘Heaven, Hell & Earth’, an exhibition of three installations by internationally renowned contemporary artists, exploring the enduring legacy of Hieronymus Bosch five centuries after his birth.
The Chapmans present Fucking Hell (2008), the first time this work has been shown in the Netherlands. Their epic and apocalyptic sculptural tableau presents an intricately detailed landscape, populated by thousands of figures and depicting extremes of cruelty and horror. The plethora of imagery in the work combines the religious and mythic with iconography drawn from twentieth-century history, reflecting the artists’ interest in humans’ capacity for violence and conflict.
The creation of this work followed the loss of the artists’ previous work Hell (1999) which was destroyed by a fire in 2004. The Chapmans responded by remaking the work (which had incorporated over 30,000 figures), in even greater scale and detail.
This exhibition is part of the ‘Bosch Grand Tour’, for which seven prominent museums in the Brabant region are presenting contemporary exhibitions in response to ‘Hieronymus Bosch, Visions of Genius (Het Noordbrabants Museum, 13 February – 8 May 2016).
‘Heaven, Hell & Earth’
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
De Mortel 4
5211 HV 's-Hertogenbosch
+31 73 627 3680
Jake and Dinos Chapman ‘Fucking Hell’ (2008)
© Jake and Dinos Chapman. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016. Photo © Hugo Glendinning Courtesy White Cube