Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018

About

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg
24 April – 26 May 2018

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.

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    Work: 135 x 138.5 cm

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    Work: 145,5 x 75,5 cm

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    Work: 138.5 x 186.5 cm

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    Work: 178.5 x 128.5 cm

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    Work: 202 x 110 cm

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    Work: 56 x 207 cm

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    Work: 77.5 x 187.5 cm

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    Work: 110.5 x 217 cm

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    Work: 166 x 86.5 cm

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    Work: 201.5 x 110 cm

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    Work: 217.5 x 110.5 cm

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    Work: 91 x 169 cm

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    Work: 165 x 79.5 cm

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    Work: 110.5 x 216.5 cm

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    Work: 200.5 x 106 cm

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    Work: 105.5 x 214 cm

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    Work: 84 x 183.5 cm

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    Work: 194.5 x 68 cm

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    Work: 202.5 x 110.5 cm

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    Work: 77 x 199.5 cm

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    Work: 177.5 x 74.5 cm

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    Work: 144.5 x 74.5 cm

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    Work: 185 x 68 cm

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    Work: 61.5 x 193 cm

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    Work: 207 x 140 cm

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    Work: 207 x 140 cm

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    Work: 178.5 x 128 cm

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    Work: 127.5 x 128.5 cm

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    Work: 207 x 140 cm

  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]
  • Installation picture [Broomberg & Chanarin / Bandage the knife not the wound / 2018]