Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN, Victoria FORREST (Book Design)

Fig.


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- SIGNED (by both artists) VINTAGE COPY

"'Fig.' features over 80 still lives, portraits and landscapes by London-based photographers Broomberg & Chanarin. Tracing connections between photography and British colonial acquisitiveness, they unearth and document weird arcana from Victorian collections in various public museums. As B&C themselves have observed: "the history of photography is intimately bound up with the idea of colonial power. Documentary photographers today have a worrying amount in common with the collector/adventurers of past eras. As unreliable witnesses, we have gathered together 'evidence' of our experiences and present our findings here; a muddle of fact and fantasy." The items photographed range from bizarre objects found at the Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton, such as a merman's body and a unicorn's horn, to ancient waxworks and a dodo skeleton; or from floral arrangements found in the rooms of Hotel Rwanda to a single leaf blown from a tree in Tel Aviv by a bomb blast." (publisher's note)

about the photographers:
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are a photographic team based in London. Together they have produced three photographic books: 'Trust' (2000) which accompanied their solo-show at The Hasselblad Center, 'Ghetto' (2003) a collection of their work as editors and principal photographers of Colors magazine and 'Mr Mkhize's Portrait' (2004) which documented South Africa ten years after apartheid and accompanied their solo show at The Photographers' Gallery. In 2007 they released the book 'Chicago: Everything that happened, happened here first, in rehearsal' (SteidlMack); followed by 'Fig.' (Steidl) in 2008. Other titles are: 'Holy bible' (2013, Mack), 'Scarti' (Trolley) and 'DoDo' (RM). Together they have had numerous international exhibitions and their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography and Loubna Fine Art Society. They also have their own imprint, Chopped Liver Press.They were recently awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 for their work, 'War Primer 2'.

SIGNED (by both artists) VINTAGE COPY

Der leinen-gebundene Fotoband 'fig.' beinhaltet über 80 Stillleben, Porträts und Landschaften der in London lebenden Fotografen Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN, die Verbindungen zwischen Fotografie und britischer kolonialer Tätigkeit aufspüren und in verschiedenen öffentlichen Museen seltsame Geheimnisse aus viktorianischen Sammlungen dokumentieren.

Die Fotografien sind eng mit der Idee der Kolonialmacht verbunden. Die Dokumentarfotografen von heute eine beunruhigende Menge mit den Sammlern / Abenteurern vergangener Epochen gemeinsam.
Als unzuverlässige Zeugen haben wir 'Beweise' unserer Erfahrungen zusammengetragen und hier unsere Ergebnisse präsentiert; ein Durcheinander von Tatsachen und Fantasien.

"Die fotografierten Gegenstände reichen von bizarren Gegenständen, die im Booth Museum of Natural History in Brighton gefunden wurden, wie etwa der Körper eines 'Mermans' und ein Horn eines Einhorns, über alte Wachsfiguren und ein Dodo-Skelett oder über Blumenarrangements die Zimmer des Hotels Ruanda zu einem einzigen Blatt, das in Tel Aviv von einem Bombenanschlag geblasen wurde." (freie Übersetzung des Verlagstextes)