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Goodman Gallery at Art Basel 2015

At this year’s Art Basel, Goodman Gallery’s status as one of the oldest and most established commercial art galleries in Africa means it is ideally positioned to present significant contemporary works by established artists, and distinctive works by new visionaries. These include South African artists William Kentridge, Kendell Geers, Mikhael Subotzky, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, as well as Nigerian artist ruby onyinyechi amanze and Moroccan artist mounir fatmi. We also include work of major international artists who speak to the African condition: Liza Lou, Hank Willis Thomas, and Alfredo Jaar. Art Basel 2015 provides Goodman Gallery with an opportunity to define aspects of the African moment, and to engage in the discourse about artistic practice on and connected to the continent.

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin's Holy Bible published June 2013

Violence, calamity and the absurdity of war are recorded extensively within The Archive of Modern Conflict, the largest photographic collection of its kind in the world. For their most recent work, Holy Bible, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin mined this archive with philosopher Adi Ophir’s central tenet in mind: that God reveals himself predominantly through catastrophe, and that power structures within the Bible correlate with those within modern systems of governance.
The format of Broomberg and Chanarin’s illustrated Holy Bible mimics both the precise structure and the physical form of the King James Version. By allowing elements of the original text to guide their image selection, the artists explore themes of authorship, and the unspoken criteria used to determine acceptable evidence of conflict.
Holy Bible is a co-publication between MACK and the AMC. For more information please see choppedliverpress.com

Broomberg & Chanarin in Shanghai, FOAM, Dubai and Padua

For their solo exhibition at FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam, titled To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin lead viewers through a disturbing history lesson on the relationship between photography and race. Until 3 June. Other group exhibitions showing the work of Broomberg & Chanarin include This Is War! at the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Padua, until 31 May. The series People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground is exhibited at Belfast Exposed in Northern Ireland until 18 April; and their work is featured in the group exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography at Essen’s Museum Folkwang until July 5.

Broomberg & Chanarin - To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light

For their solo exhibition at FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam, titled To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin lead viewers through a disturbing history lesson on the relationship between photography and race. In response to a commission to ‘document’ Gabon, Broomberg & Chanarin made several trips to the West African country to photograph a series of rare initiation rituals, using only Kodak film stock that had expired in the 1960’s. Another key work in the exhibition is a billboard-sized photograph of a 1950’s model for the Kodak Eastman Company whose portrait was distributed to photography labs all over the world as a visual reference for correct exposure. Shirley became a benchmark for ‘normal’ Caucasian skin. Darkroom experiments and Polaroid’s indirect support of the apartheid regime have inspired Broomberg & Chanarin’s series of Polaroids, made with a renovated ID camera, that considers the proposition that prejudice might be inherent in the medium of photography itself. The exhibition runs from 20 March to 3 June.


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  • Ghetto

    Mr Mkhize

    Red House

    Chicago

    The Day Nobody Died

    Afterlife

    American Landscapes

    People in trouble laughing pushed to the ground

    Poor Monuments

    To Photograph A Dark Horse

    Divine Violence

  • Solo exhibitions

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Divine Violence / 2015

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Ficciones

    Group exhibitions

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    C-16 / 2014

    Structures / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Eat Me

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

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    Artist Statement

    Solo Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

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    Divine Violence: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin's Holy Bible

  • Press for Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin / Artforum / New York / 8 April 2015

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin By Sean O'Toole (149.5 KB)

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 2 April 2015

    When art and the Bible meet, nothing is sacred By Sean O'Toole (713.9 KB)

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin / The Eye of Photography (L’Oeil de la Photographie) / France / 17 March 2015

    Dubai : Surveillance.02 at East Wing By Anna Van Lenten (378.4 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Jewish News / Cleveland / 3 February 2015

    Chanarin, Broomberg to explore identity, image at CMA Feb. 7 By Carlo Wolff (96.6 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The Independent / United Kingdom / 7 August 2014

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin Artists: I've never been able to put anything together. Ollie is the one with the screwdriver by Karen Wright (110.9 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The Telegraph / United Kingdom / 12 July 2014

    I thought of it as a horrific piece of fiction by Lucy Davies (3.7 MB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Artdaily.Org / 27 February 2014

    International Center of Photography announces 2014 Infinity Awards Winners by Jose Villarreal (282.1 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 6 February 2014

    Broomberg and Chanarin's best photograph: Pussy Riot in 3D by Karin Andreasson (123.8 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Artspace.com / July 2013

    New Art Market Stars by Rachel Corbett (763.1 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The Telegraph / United Kingdom / 29 March 2013

    The new war poets: the photographs of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin by Lucy Davies (407.3 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Artforum / New York / 10 April 2013

    Death of a Cameraman by Sarah Lookofsky (57.7 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The New York Times / New York City / 10 October 2013

    Death of a Cameraman by Holland Cotter (77.8 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Time Lightbox / 5 June 2013

    The Holy Bible, Appropriated: An Illustrated Scripture by Broomberg and Chanarin by Jeffrey Ladd (426.5 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Wired / United Kingdom / 5 June 2013

    Holy Bible reprinted with images of war, genocide and comedy overlaid by Liat Clark (938.2 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / The Guardian / United Kingdom / June 2013

    Deutsche Borse 2013: Broomberg and Chanarin's Holy Bible by Sean O' Hagan (613.9 KB)

    Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 25 January 2013

    'Racism' of early colour photography explored in art exhibition by David Smith (268.6 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Disturber Today's Photography / February 2013

    Exhibition: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg by Maurizio Di Iorio (8.5 MB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Photomonitor / 30 September 2012

    To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light / Reviewed by Marco Bohr (273 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Frieze / London UK / 8 June 2012

    Machines For Living by Manuela Lietti (1 MB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Frieze / London UK / 10 June 2012

    Bertolt Brecht and the media today by Gemma Sief (438.8 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Artforum / New York / 13 January 2012

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin by Hans den Hartog Jager, (150.3 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / ArtReview / London / July 2011

    Photomonth Krakow: Alias by Laura McLean-Ferris (77.5 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / British Journal of Photography / London United Kingdom / May 2011

    Truth or Lies by Diane Smyth (2.3 MB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Frieze / London UK / May 2011

    People in Trouble laughing Pushed To The Ground by Nick Aikens (51.6 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Modern Painters / New York City / May 2011

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin by Coline Milliard (1.3 MB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Modern Painters / New York City / September 2011

    Krakow Photomonth 2011 venues throughout Krakow, Poland May 13–June 12 by Sue Williamson (128.3 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Sunday Times / Johannesburg / 29 June 2011

    PhotoMonth Krakow 2011 by Emma Broomfield (90.1 KB)

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Artforum.com / June 2011

    Critic's Pick: Alias (134 KB)