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  • Print from Insult to Injury, 2003.

    Print from Insult to Injury, 2003.

    Jake and Dinos Chapman

    CAC Málaga - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga
    Calle Alemania, s/n.
    May 1–July 25, 2004

    Curated by Fernando Francés

    Jake and Dinos Chapman have long enjoyed fiddling with the corpus of Francisco de Goya—no prizes, then, for guessing what dominates their first solo exhibition in Spain. Besides the brothers’ reinterpretation of the Spaniard’s nightmarish print cycle “Disasters of War,” the show includes Sex I, a life-size polychrome bronze whose subject comes straight from Goya's prints. Potentially most contentious, however, is a new series: a thoroughly defaced set of eighty original Goya etchings. A similar showing in Oxford last year was accompanied by a “protestor” dousing Jake Chapman with paint; the reaction in Málaga will determine if these expert troublemakers have finally gone one taboo too far. In the catalogue, critic Matthew Collings makes a case for the defense.