& Chanarin

21.03.2014 - 08.06.2014

Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt


Broomberg & Chanarin -
Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

Adam Broomberg (ZA, °1970) and Oliver Chanarin (UK, °1971) have been working collaboratively for 17 years. This is the first comprehensive survey of their practice, beginning with their first work, a commissioned painting of a Hutu and a Tutsi and ends with their most recent series, produced with 3D facial recognition software.

The enduring themes of their practice – conflict, race and photography – are explored here through the presentation of over 100 works. The exhibition also includes a number of their book interventions, including their illustrated Holy Bible which recently won the Infinity Award of the international Center of Photography in New York.

In 2013 Broomberg & Chanarin won the prestigious Deutsche Börse Prize for their work War Primer 2. That same project was selected as part of the annual New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York.

Curator: Joachim Naudts