Chopped Liver Press / Posters / 2019

Chopped Liver Press / Posters / 2019
16 April - 08 June 2019
Installation View
Chopped Liver Press
As dark as the inside of a needle, 2017
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Bandange the knife not the wound,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Be furious you're going to die, 2014
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Blame the algorithm, 2018
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 53 x 38 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Blinded by love, 2015
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Comedy is a man in trouble, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Could it think, the heart would stop beating ,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Death always happens to other people, 2015
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Death keeps me awake,
screen printed on newspaper

Chopped Liver Press
Don't start with the good old things but the bad new ones,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Fear no evil, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Female workers of all lands be beautiful, 2015
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Le rêve plus fort que la mort, 2012
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
May an umbrella open up inside you, 2017
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
More die of heart break, 2017
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
No more false promises, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
No more pretty pictures, 2012
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Nowhere better than this place, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Panic = anger + fear,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Punch yourself in the face and drop dead,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Somewhere is better than this place , 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
The bureaucracy of angels, 2013
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
The future has an ancient heart, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
The heart is a muscle,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
The many gendered mothers of my heart, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
This machine kills the fascists, 2016
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
Tomorrow is another day, 2013
screen printed on newspaper

Chopped Liver Press
We tell ourselves stories in order to live,
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm
Chopped Liver Press
A good hammer fears no anvil, 2017
screen printed on newspaper
Work: 58 x 35 cm

Chopped Liver Press / Posters / 2019 - Installation View

16 April - 08 June 2019

Chopped Liver Press

As dark as the inside of a needle

Chopped Liver Press

Bandange the knife not the wound

Chopped Liver Press

Be furious you're going to die

Chopped Liver Press

Blame the algorithm

Chopped Liver Press

Blinded by love

Chopped Liver Press

Comedy is a man in trouble

Chopped Liver Press

Could it think, the heart would stop beating

Chopped Liver Press

Death always happens to other people

Chopped Liver Press

Death keeps me awake

Chopped Liver Press

Don't start with the good old things but the bad new ones

Chopped Liver Press

Fear no evil

Chopped Liver Press

Female workers of all lands be beautiful

Chopped Liver Press

Le rêve plus fort que la mort

Chopped Liver Press

May an umbrella open up inside you

Chopped Liver Press

More die of heart break

Chopped Liver Press

No more false promises

Chopped Liver Press

No more pretty pictures

Chopped Liver Press

Nowhere better than this place

Chopped Liver Press

Panic = anger + fear

Chopped Liver Press

Punch yourself in the face and drop dead

Chopped Liver Press

Somewhere is better than this place

Chopped Liver Press

The bureaucracy of angels

Chopped Liver Press

The future has an ancient heart

Chopped Liver Press

The heart is a muscle

Chopped Liver Press

The many gendered mothers of my heart

Chopped Liver Press

This machine kills the fascists

Chopped Liver Press

Tomorrow is another day

Chopped Liver Press

We tell ourselves stories in order to live

Chopped Liver Press

A good hammer fears no anvil

Goodman Gallery Cape Town
16 April – 8 June 2019

Chopped Liver Press was founded by artists Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin to publish limited edition books and posters. The posters in this exhibition are made from selected pages from the International New York Times, and hand-printed by Broomberg & Chanarin at their studio in London. Every text appears on 100 different sheets of newspaper, forming an edition of 100 unique works. A selection of 30 works from different series form the exhibition.

Each poster features a different quote, signalling a chronology of influences and ideas on the artists: from the Yiddish insult ‘May an umbrella open up inside you’ to a quote by Carlo Levi stating that ‘The future has an ancient heart’. The articles, advertisements and images on broadsheet paper each create new meanings and parallels for the screen-printed text that has been overlaid. One sheet reads ‘More die of heart break’ (the title of Saul Bellow’s 1987 novel) over a headline reading ‘Killings dredge up a legacy of racist laws’. The novel explores themes that include how ideals can be reconciled with realities, a motif that is present in each of the posters through a juxtaposition of preserved quotes with throw-away daily news headlines.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) live and work between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Most recently, they have had solo exhibitions at Eye FIlmmuseum Amsterdam (2019), The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Trienniale (2017), Documenta, Kassel (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012). Their work is held in public and private collections at the Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018 for their paper back edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.

Broomberg & Chanarin

Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Trienniale (2017), Documenta, Kassel (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012). Their work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018 for their paper back edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.