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Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

SELECTED WORKS BY Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Untitled (Girl Looking)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Girl Looking)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
What is truth in photography? Bertolt Brecht claimed that photojournalism “has contributed practically nothing to the revelation of the truth about conditions in this world”. Could there be other routes for photographers? Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin prefer to search for truth not in the first-hand recording of some current event, but in the turbulence of the near past, as revealed in archival materials. Approaching the vast photographic archive amassed of the Troubles by the Belfast Exposed Archive, chronicling protests and confrontations, petty acts of violence and various routine happenings of daily life, they chose images not with a curatorial eye, but rather with a throw of the dice: they would expose only what was hidden below the round stickers placed willy-nilly by the archivists on the prints. And as a way of revealing the strong feelings these pictures could unleash, they included images purposely defaced by the subjects themselves, obviously fearful of repercussions.
Untitled (People Saluting)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (People Saluting)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3cm
Untitled (Boy on tip toes)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boy On Tip Toes)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Young dancer)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Young Dancer)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Hand in eye)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Hand In Eye)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Three women two smoking)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Three Women Two Smoking)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3cm
Untitled (Balloons escaping)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Balloons Escaping)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Fountain)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Fountain)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Boy falling)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boy Falling)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Car on fire)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Car On Fire)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Boxer with bright light)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boxer With Bright Light)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Riot shields in the high street)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Riot Shields In The High Street)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Boy with sign)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boy With Sign)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Cracked glass)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Cracked Glass)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Two Boys Standing)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Two Boys Standing)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Birds)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Birds)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Man showering)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Man Showering)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Man handcuffed to drainpipe)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Man Handcuffed To Drainpipe)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Man with jackets)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Man With Jackets)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Collar with bloodstain)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Collar With Bloodstain)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Man with halo)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Man With Halo)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Boy looking at glass)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boy Looking At Glass)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Boy running with Barrel)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Boy Running With Barrel)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Head wound)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Head Wound)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
Untitled (Legs)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Untitled (Legs)

2010

Fibre-based print

25.4 x 20.3 cm
April to August (1993 6 sheet 2)
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
April to August 1993 6 Sheet 2

2010

C-type print

190 x 150 cm
Culture 3 sheet 72
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Culture 3 Sheet 72

2010

C-type print

150 x 190 cm
Political 1 sheet 19
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Political 1 Sheet 19

2010

C-type print

150 x 190 cm
27 September 1996, Sheet 27, Frame 9
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
27 September 1996, Sheet 27, Frame 9

2010

C-type print

190 x 150 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943) Image 4 from the archive of Adela K. Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943) Image 4 from the archive of Adela K. Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 4 from the archive of Adela K. Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
Recuperating the past, or more correctly a realistically fictive past, is the artists’ aim in their series Alias. With the help of (real) researcher Laura Lejsu, they tell the story of a young Jewish girl trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto who makes use of the family’s photography studio to forget the horrors happening outside. Yearning for a freedom denied them, she and her friends pose in the nude, in private defiance of the tightening vice. Alas, the old negatives were never properly fixed and must be displayed under red glass.
ALIAS:Dora Fobert (1925-1943).Image 5 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS:Dora Fobert (1925-1943).Image 5 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 5 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS:Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 31 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS:Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 31 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 31 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 34 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 34 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 34 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 35 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 35 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 35 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 36 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 36 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 36 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 37 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 37 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 37 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
ALIAS: Dora Fobert(1925-1943). Image 38 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

ALIAS: Dora Fobert(1925-1943). Image 38 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943). Image 38 from the archive of Adela K, Ca 1942

2011

Fibre-based paper negative

25 x 20 cm
Text by William A Ewing
Strip Test 1
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Strip Test 1

2012

Fibre based print

200 x 98 cm
Strip Test 3
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Strip Test 3

2012

Fibre based print

190 x 110 cm
Strip Test 4
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Strip Test 4

2012

Fibre based print

110 x 194 cm

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin's BIOGRAPHY

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Born in 1970, in Johannesburg, South Africa
Born in 1971, in London, UK
Both Live and work in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Dora Fobert, Paradise Row Project Space, London, UK
Broomberg & Chanarin, The Goodman Gallery, Johanesburg, SA
PEOPLE IN TROUBLE PUSHED TO THE GROUND, Paradise Row, London, UK
Broomberg & Chanarin, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, DE

2010
Prestige of Terror, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Afterlife, Galeria Spafiska, Krakow, Poland

2009
Ficciones, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Broomber/Chanarin, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
The Red House, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Red House, Brancolinigrimaldi, Rome, Italy

2008
Fig, Impressions Gallery, UK
Fig, FotoFreo, Australia
The Day Nobody Died, Paradise Row, London, UK

2007
Block 180, Brancolinigrimaldi, Italy
Ghetto, Photomonth Festival, Poland
Fig, John Hansard Gallery, UK

2006
Facts, Fictions and Stories, Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands
Chicago, Q Arts, Format Photography Festival, UK

2005
Defying Distance, National Portrait Gallery, UK

2004
Mr. Mkhize’s Portrait, The Photographers' Gallery, UK

2003
Trusting the Truth, The Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

2000
Trust, The Hasselblad Center, Sweden


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Photography: Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Eat Me, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, SA
ALIAS, Krakow PhotoMonth, Poland
History Painting Now, Art Sensus, London UK
All That Fits: The Aestheitcs of Journalism, Quad, Derby, UK
Antiphotojournalism, FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Serious Games. Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt, DE
Anti-Photograph, Focal Point, Southend-on-Sea, and Beecroft Gallery, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK

2010
Antiphotojournalism, La Virreina Centre de la Image, Barcelona, ES
Chicago, Beirut Arts Center, Lebanon
Bringing The War Home, Impressions Gallery, Cairo
Chicago ‘Homeworks’, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
Antiphotojournalism, Virreina Image Center, Spain
Le Garage, International Photography Festival Arles, France
The Marks We Make, Goodman Gallery, South Africa
Gongoolzer, Grand Union, UK

2009
Manipulating Reality, Palazzo Strozzi, Italy
Prune: Abstracting Reality, FOAM, Amsterdam
The Edge of Vision:The Rise Of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Foundation,USA
Artbasel, Goodman Gallery, Switzerland
Prospekt, Gammel HolteGaard Museum, Denmark
On Time: The East Wing Collection VIII, Courtauld Institute, UK
The Past in the Present – Questioning History, Dutch Photomuseum, Rotterdam
Embedded Art, Akademie Der Kunst, Germany
La Terre et Nous, La Cité des Sciences, Paris

2008
The Sublime Image of Destruction, The Brighton Photo Biennial, UK
The Photographic Portrait in the 20th Century, Fondazione Raggghainti, Italy
Echo Wanted, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
Don’t Stop Me Now, Trolley Gallery, London, UK
Mini-Israel/Bambi, Picturehouse ArtSpace, Gate Cinema, London, UK
Sleeping and Dreaming, The Wellcome Collection, London, UK
On Time: East Wing VIII, The Courtauld Institute, UK
Zelda Rubinstein: A Group Show, Paradise Row, London, UK

2007
Block 180, The Hospital, UK
Zelda Rubinstein, Paradise Row at Princelet St, London
On the Wall, Aperture Foundation, USA
1+1=3, Collaboration in recent British portraiture, Australian
Centre of Photography, Australia

2006
Ecotopia: the Second ICP Triennal of Photography and Video, USA
Global Cities: the 10th International Biennale of Architecture, Italy
1+1=3, Collaboration in recent British portraiture, Freemantle Arts Centre, Australia
The Face of Madness, Palazzo Magnani, Italy
New Photographers 2006, Museum voor Fotografie, Belgium
Unsettled, Durban Museum, South Africa

2005
Unsettled, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Iceland
Unsettled, The National Museum of Photography, Denmark
Unsettled, Kristanstads Konsthall, Sweden
Ghetto, Aranjuez. Photo Espana, Spain

2004
History in the Making, Circulo de Bellas Artes, PhotoEspaña, Spain

2003
Stepping in and out, The Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

2002
It’s Wrong to Wish on Space Hardware, Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton University, UK

2001
In a Lonely Place, The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, UK