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Broomberg & Chanarin in Wales and headlining Art Monthly

Mostyn Gallery in Wales is exhibiting Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin’s recent body of work Divine Violence until 2 November. Inspired by the annotations and images that playwright Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible, and mining the London-based Archive of Modern Conflict, the exhibition “questions the unspoken criteria at play within the visual representation of conflict”. Exhibited alongside Divine Violence are two other significant bodies of work by Broomberg & Chanarin: Afterlife, a re-reading of a controversial, Pulitzer Prize-winning 1979 photograph, whose author was anonymous for 30 years; and The Day Nobody Died, a 2008 series of non-figurative, action-photographs produced when Broomberg & Chanarin were embedded with British Army units on the front line in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. A story about Divine Violence at Mostyn Gallery is the lead of Art Monthly magazine for October.

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 | Divine Violence at Mostyn

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin will premiere a new body of work titled Divine Violence at MOSTYN in Llandudno, Wales. The markings and annotations that German playwright Bertolt Brecht added to his personal bible were the inspiration for their publication Holy Bible, published in 2013, which the artists have subsequently developed into a full-scale exhibition concerned with historical and contemporary visual representations of conflict. The exhibition runs until 2 November 2014.

Broomberg & Chanarin | Dodo Book Launch

Dodo is a monograph of work by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, published in conjunction with their solo exhibition of the same title in Mexico City. Currently on show at the experimental exhibition space Galeria Jumex, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico, Dodo is part archival research, archeological excavation, and montage. The exhibition takes as its starting point the discovery of previously unseen offcuts from the film Catch-22 in the vaults of Paramount Pictures. The book launch will be held at the Jumex Foundation in Mexico City on September6, and the exhibition runs until 19 October 2014. Broomberg & Chanarin show at the Shanghai Biennale at the Power Station of Art from November 22 to March 31 2015.


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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 / Artspace.com / July 2013

New Art Market Stars by Rachel Corbett (763.1 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 / 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)
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