Exhibition

Visual Dialogues: Disasters of War

1 Jan 2010 – 18 Sep 2010

Regular opening hours

Monday
11:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Cost of entry

Free

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom

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See the Chapman Brothers' gruesome sculpture Disasters of War alongside the Goya etchings that inspired it. We're currently showing 30 rarely-displayed Goya prints from our collections in an exhibition called Fantasies, Follies and Disasters. The etchings by Francisco de Goya caught the imagination of a dynamic group of young people called the Creative Consultants. These young people regularly attend sessions at the gallery to explore their interest in art and are currently working with us on our annual Visual Dialogues partnership with Tate. As part of this project, they have selected to display Jake and Dinos Chapman's sculpture Disasters of War (1993) alongside the etchings by Goya of the same name. The Chapman Brothers' sculpture (on loan from Tate) is made of expertly crafted model figures in miniature, committing atrocious acts of violence. The Creative Consultants worked with artist Katy McCall to create dynamic interventions and interpretation to link the historic Goya works with the contemporary Chapman piece. They had some amazing ideas which were pitched in a Dragon's Den style session to gallery staff. The final outcomes include: a display of the young people's etchings made at Hot Bed Press an installation of TVs with film footage showing aspects of the project overlaid onto imagery of war from the media, as well as cartoons a print-making activity where visitors can make their own images Check out the Creative Consultant's etchings on flickr:

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