Chopped Liver Press / Posters / 2019

Chopped Liver Press / Posters / 2019
16 April - 08 June 2019
Installation View

Chopped Liver Press

Bandange the knife not the wound, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Be furious you're going to die, 2014 screen printed on newspaper

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Blame the algorithm, 2018 screen printed on newspaper Work: 53 x 38 cm

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Blinded by love, 2015 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Comedy is a man in trouble, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Could it think, the heart would stop beating , screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Death always happens to other people, 2015 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Death keeps me awake, screen printed on newspaper

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Don't start with the good old things but the bad new ones, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Fear no evil, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Female workers of all lands be beautiful, 2015 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Le rêve plus fort que la mort, 2012 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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May an umbrella open up inside you, 2017 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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More die of heart break, 2017 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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No more false promises, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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No more pretty pictures, 2012 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Nowhere better than this place, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Panic = anger + fear, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Punch yourself in the face and drop dead, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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Somewhere is better than this place , 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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The bureaucracy of angels, 2013 screen printed on newspaper

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The future has an ancient heart, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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The heart is a muscle, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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The many gendered mothers of my heart, 2016 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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This machine kills the fascists, 2016 screen printed on newspaper

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Tomorrow is another day, 2013 screen printed on newspaper

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We tell ourselves stories in order to live, screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

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A good hammer fears no anvil, 2017 screen printed on newspaper Work: 58 x 35 cm

No 3D loaded yet

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.

Their work considers themes of surveillance, warfare, and institutional authority. Having
stood at the frontlines of war, Broomberg and Chanarin have captured zones of
conflict not as documentarians, but rather as unassuming witnesses. Their images have
resisted the allure of being purely representational, and have instead considered how
a photograph can capture more than just a visual encounter. Tackling politics,religion,
war and history, Broomberg and Chanarin prise open the fault lines associated with such
imagery, creating new responses and pathways towards an understanding of the human
condition.

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.