THE LATE ESTATE OF BROOMBERG & CHANARIN

Venue: Fabra i Coats
Sant Adrià, 20
08030 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Exhibition

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin retrospective exhibition.

For the past twenty years, the photographic duo of Adam Broomberg (Johannesburg, 1970) and Oliver Chanarin (London, 1971) have been engaged in a forensic and paranoid interrogation of the photographic medium, in search of the cultural, emotional, political and financial aspects of images. For the exhibition at Fabra and Coats, they will produce a complete catalog of their work, the first overview of their practice, including emblematic series (such as Divine Violence, War First 2 and The Day Nobody Died), as well as all their books (worldwide award-winning and today many out of print), as well as unpublished works, models, negatives, tests and other experiments. The exhibition will serve to announce the end of their collaboration as an artistic duo. A farewell in the form of an unusual retrospective, since it will not be shown in a compact and fixed form, but little by little, introducing the passage of time and making visible the process of cataloguing their work and their last book, which will be published on the walls of the Fabra. Referring, not without irony, to the author’s death, which goes from literary theory to current legislation, the artists will come out of the grave to come to Barcelona to work and share their “posthumous” legacy live.

Broomberg & Chanarin have received numerous awards, including the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (UK), the Infinity Book Awards (USA) and, most recently, the Arles Photobook Awards (France). They are professors of photography at the Hamburg Academy of Art and their work, which has been exhibited worldwide, is included in collections of the most prominent museums internationally (MoMA, Tate Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, etc.).

THE LATE ESTATE OF BROOMBERG & CHANARIN