Broomberg & Chanarin
War Primer 2
19 Apr - 30 Jun 2013
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Plate 23, 2011
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Plate 26, 2011
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Plate 12, 2011
The Photographers' Gallery BROOMBERG & CHANARIN 18 Apr - 30 Jun 2013 * * * * * Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Plate 49, 2011 Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin l Plate 49, 2011
Adam Broomberg (b. 1970, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (b. 1971, UK) are nominated for their publication War Primer 2 (MACK, 2012).
War Primer 2 is a limited edition book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Brecht’s photo-essay comprises 85 images, photographic fragments or collected newspaper clippings, that were placed next to a four-line poem, called ‘photo-epigrams’. Broomberg and Chanarin layered Google search results for the poems over Brecht’s originals.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are based in London. Together they have published nine monographs and have had numerous international exhibitions including the Gwagnju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers' Gallery and Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art.
Broomberg and Chanarin teach at the Zurich University of the Arts and are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysée and the International Center of Photography.
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