Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound

Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound
24 April - 26 May 2018
Installation View
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 22 (Variation), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 56 x 207 cm
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Untitled 24, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 77.5 x 187.5 cm
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Untitled 28, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 71 x 144.5 cm
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Untitled 30, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 71 x 144 cm
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Untitled 39, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 214 x 106 cm
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Untitled 44 (Variation), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 201 x 110.5 cm
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Untitled 21, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 202 x 110 cm
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Untitled 43, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 110.5 x 216.5 cm
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Untitled 34, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 104.5 x 74.5 cm
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Untitled 45, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 200.5 x 106 cm
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Untitled 23, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 104 x 199 cm
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Untitled 31( Variation) , 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 110 x 216 cm
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Untitled 46, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 105.5 x 214 cm
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Untitled 47, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 84 x 183.5 cm
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Untitled 54, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 61.5 x 193 cm
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Untitled 32, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 144 x 71 cm
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Untitled 48, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 194.5 x 68 cm
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Untitled 27, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 110.5 x 217 cm
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Untitled 35, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 166 x 86.5 cm
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Untitled 37, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 217.5 x 110.5 cm
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Untitled 40, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 214.5 x 106 cm
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Untitled 29, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 71.5 x 145 cm
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Untitled 49, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 202.5 x 110.5 cm
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Untitled 50, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 77 x 199.5 cm
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Untitled 53, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 185 x 68 cm
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Untitled 51(Variation), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 177.5 x 74.5 cm
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Untitled 52, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 144.5 x 74.5 cm
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Untitled 33, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 73 x 110.5 cm
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Untitled 36, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 201.5 x 110 cm
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Untitled 38, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 91 x 169 cm
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Untitled 41, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 214.5 x 106.5 cm
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Untitled 1, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 135 x 138.5 cm
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Untitled 2 (Double sided)(Variation), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 140 x 140 cm
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Untitled 3, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 177 x 74.5 cm
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Untitled 4 (Small Print), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 128 x 128 cm
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Untitled 5, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 76 x 138 cm
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Untitled 6, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 128 x 127.5 cm
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Untitled 7, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 128 x 127.5 cm
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Untitled 8, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 145,5 x 75,5 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 26, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 205 x 55 cm
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Untitled 9, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 138.5 x 186.5 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 10, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 178.5 x 128.5 cm
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Untitled 11, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 199.5 x 105 cm
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Untitled 12, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 71 x 144 cm
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Untitled 13, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 186 x 137.5 cm
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Untitled 14, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 135 x 138 cm
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Untitled 15 , 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 138 x 135 cm
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Untitled 16, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 172 x 128.5 cm
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Untitled 17, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 139 x 135 cm
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Untitled 18, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 159 x 126 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 19, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 135 x 138 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 20 (Variation), 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 199.5 x 106.5 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 25, 2018
UV print on cardboard
: 195 x 71 cm
Broomberg & Chanarin
Untitled 42, 2018
UV print on cardboard
Work: 165 x 79.5 cm

Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound - Installation View

24 April - 26 May 2018

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Untitled 22 (Variation)

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Untitled 24

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Untitled 28

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Untitled 30

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Untitled 39

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Untitled 44 (Variation)

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Untitled 21

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Untitled 43

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Untitled 34

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Untitled 45

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Untitled 23

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Untitled 31( Variation)

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Untitled 46

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Untitled 47

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Untitled 54

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Untitled 32

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Untitled 48

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Untitled 27

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Untitled 35

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Untitled 37

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Untitled 40

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Untitled 29

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Untitled 49

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Untitled 50

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Untitled 53

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Untitled 51(Variation)

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Untitled 52

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Untitled 33

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Untitled 36

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Untitled 38

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Untitled 41

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Untitled 1

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Untitled 2 (Double sided)(Variation)

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Untitled 3

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Untitled 4 (Small Print)

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Untitled 5

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Untitled 6

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Untitled 7

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Untitled 8

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Untitled 26

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Untitled 9

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Untitled 10

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Untitled 11

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Untitled 12

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Untitled 13

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Untitled 14

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Untitled 15

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Untitled 16

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Untitled 17

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Untitled 18

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Untitled 19

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Untitled 20 (Variation)

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Untitled 25

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Untitled 42

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
24 April – 26 May 2018

Exhibition opening Tuesday 24 April at 19:00 with a talk by the artists at 18:00

Over one trillion images were produced in the world last year, mostly distributed on social media; mostly tools of self-promotion and self-flagellation.

For the past twenty years, Broomberg & Chanarin have engaged in a forensic and paranoid interrogation of the medium of photography in search of its source code; the cultural, emotional, political and financial currency of photographs.

In Bandage the knife not the wound, the artists reflect on their precarious sense of place and belonging to their homeland (South Africa), to photography and to each other by turning to the handful of images that remain meaningful to them. These include a profile of Pasolini’s head taken in the morgue, an anonymous figure falling through space, scanned from a police instruction manual and David Scherman’s photograph of Lee Miller in Hitler’s bath – images that refuse to be deleted and that resurface again and again in their exchanges. 

Turning to their own archives, and embracing accidents and mishaps, Broomberg & Chanarin have produced a series of montages, playing a game of visual ping-pong that recalls the surrealist method exquisite corpse, where one image responds to the next. They have reproduced the results in incremental layers on the backs of unfolded cardboard boxes used for packaging photographic paper. Dissecting their images along industrial folds and perforations on this cheap, readily available material suggests something frightening about the life of images in the digital age; algorithmic, disposable and further than ever from the original.

Broomberg & Chanarin live in Berlin and London respectively. They have had numerous international exhibitions, most recently at the Centre Pompidou as well as The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Gwagnju Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale, and the Stedelijk Museum.

Broomberg & Chanarin are Professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Their work is represented in major public and private collections, including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, The Centre Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography and the Art Gallery of Ontario. They were awarded the ICP Infinity Award 2014 for their publication, Holy Bible, and in 2013 they were awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for War Primer 2.

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.