(Re)capitulation is an ongoing public project presented by DHC/ART Education for the duration of Come and See. It is inspired by Shitrospective, through which Jake and Dinos Chapman present an overview, tainted by self-mockery, of their own art practice. Using pieces of cardboard that have been cut, torn, painted and glued, the artists recreate major (and often controversial) works from some twenty-odd years of artistic production. These small cardboard sculptures offer visitors a survey of the themes the artists broach in their work, such as violence, sexuality, death and excess. Through the use of modest materials and a rough aesthetic, which goes against the precision with which the Chapmans usually work, Shitrospective is a parody — a caustic and insolent vision of mid-career retrospectives organized by major museum institutions.
After visiting Come and See, visitors are invited to come down to the REFERENCE room at 451 Saint-Jean Street to create their own cardboard sculpture and add it to our growing collection. Materials are free and available on-site.