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Broomberg & Chanarin at the FotoMuseum in Antwerp

Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt at the Fotomuseum in Antwerp is the first comprehensive survey of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s practice. The enduring themes of that practice – conflict, race, and photography – are explored through the presentation of over 100 works, including their illustrated Holy Bible, which recently won the ICP Infinity Award for publications. The exhibition runs from 21 March to 8 June 2014.

Broomberg & Chanarin receive ICP Infinity Award

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have been awarded the prestigious International Center of Photography’s 2014 Infinity Award for their publication Holy Bible. The ICP Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1984 to honor excellence in the field of photography, and prizes are awarded in the categories of Art, Fashion, Photojournalism, Publication and Young Photographer. Broomberg & Chanarin’s Holy Bible mimics the structure and content of the King James version, using images from the Archive of Modern Conflict to interrogate visual representations of violence and conflict.

Antiphotojournalism travels to Amsterdam

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin feature on the the travelling group show Antiphotojournalism, which opens at the Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam in April 2011. Photojournalism is in the midst of a remarkable, and singularly unexpected, renaissance. New practices, strategies, viewpoints, techniques, and agents have radically transformed the institutions and the fundamental concepts of the field. Whilst it has become fashionable to lament the death of photojournalism, actual events suggest that something quite different is taking place. Antiphotojournalism charts these new developments in exciting ways.

Broomberg & Chanarin will exhibit alongside Mauro Andrizzi, Jonathan Cavender, Robbie Wright, Shane McDonald, Hito Steyerl, Ariella Azoulay, Paul Lowe, Goran Galic & Gian-Reto Gredig, Laura Kurgan, Renzo Martens, Kadir van Lohuizen, Allan Sekula, Phil Collins, Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, Paul Fusco, Gilles Peress and Susan Meiselas. Compilations by Sohrab Mohebbi, Eyal Weizman, with Yazan Khalili and Tony Chakar.

New methods of reporting the news, new imaginations of what the news might be, have challenged the hegemonic figure of the photojournalist at its core and given birth to the most interesting ideas. This critical approach is called, following Allan Sekula, ‘antiphotojournalism’. It has a multiplicity of forms, such as film, video, slides, web-based presentations and many more.

The exhibition run from 1 April – 8 June 2011

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


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

New Art Market Stars by Rachel Corbett (763.1 KB)

Visions of South Africa / GQ Japan / July 2010

Visions of South Africa by Kei Wakabayashi (6.5 MB)

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 / 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 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)
  • Solo exhibitions

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

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Ficciones

    Group exhibitions

    C-16: A Group Exhibition

    Structures

    Advance/...Notice

    Eat Me

    Winter Show

    The Marks We Make

  • Ghetto

    Mr Mkhize

    Red House

    Chicago

    The Day Nobody Died

    Afterlife

    American Landscapes

    People in trouble laughing pushed to the ground

    Poor Monuments

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    Artist Statement

    Awards and Merits

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    Selected Articles and Reviews

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