Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN, Archive of Modern Conflict (Co-Ed.)

Holy Bible


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"Violence, calamity and the absurdity of war are recorded extensively within The Archive of Modern Conflict, the largest photographic collection of its kind in the world. For their most recent work, Holy Bible, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin mined this archive with philosopher Adi Ophir’s central tenet in mind: that God reveals himself predominantly through catastrophe and that power structures within the Bible correlate with those within modern systems of governance.
The format of Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN’s illustrated 'Holy Bible' mimics both the precise structure and the physical form of the King James Version. By allowing elements of the original text to guide their image selection, the artists explore themes of authorship, and the unspoken criteria used to determine acceptable evidence of conflict.
Inspired in part by the annotations and images Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible, Broomberg and Chanarin’s publication questions the clichés at play within the visual representation of conflict." (publisher 's note, © Mack Books, 2013)

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Book reviews:
"Right from the start, almost every appearance he made was catastrophic… Catastrophe is his means of operation, and his central instrument of governance." (© Adi Ophir) "The book is a visually charged exploration into the relationship of violence and the images used to define it."

"Beyond the much-deserved awards and praise, this duo’s provocative practice is layered with thoughtful and challenging concepts. This, one of their most compelling works, is a surprisingly smart exploration of religion, death and conflict. Holy Bible is a testimony to catastrophe and a superb example of an artists mastery of the medium." (© Tom Claxton)

About the photographers, Adam BROOMBERG (b. 1970 in Johannesburg) & Oliver CHANARIN (b. 1970 in London):
Adam BROOMBERG & 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'.

"Gewalt, Unglück und die Absurdität des Krieges sind in The Archive of Modern Conflict, der weltweit größten fotografischen Sammlung, ausführlich dokumentiert. Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN folgten für ihr jüngstes Werk zentralem Grundsatz: dass Gott sich vorwiegend durch Katastrophen offenbart und dass die Machtstrukturen in der Bibel mit denen in modernen Regierungssystemen korrelieren.

Das Format von Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARINS illustriertem Fotobuch 'Holy Bible' ahmt sowohl die genaue Struktur als auch die physische Form der King James Version nach. Indem die Künstler den Elementen des Originaltexts gestatten, ihre Bildauswahl zu bestimmen, untersuchen sie Themen der Urheberschaft und die unausgesprochenen Kriterien, anhand derer akzeptable Beweise für Konflikte ermittelt werden.

Zum Teil inspiriert von den Anmerkungen und Bildern, die Bertolt Brecht in dessen persönlicher Bibel hinzugefügt hat, hinterfragt die Publikation 'Holy Bible' von BROOMBERG & CHANARIN die Klischees, die in der visuellen Darstellung von Konflikten eine Rolle spielen." (freie Übersetzung des Verlagstextes, © Mack Books, 2013)

Bücherbesprechungen:
"Fast jeder Auftritt war von Anfang an katastrophal ... Die Katastrophe ist sein Einsatzmittel und sein zentrales Steuerungsinstrument." (© Adi Ophir) "Das Buch ist eine visuell aufgeladene Erforschung der Beziehung zwischen Gewalt und den Bildern, mit denen sie definiert wurde."

"Abgesehen von den viel verdienten Auszeichnungen und dem vielfachen Lob steckt die provokative Praxis dieses Duos voller nachdenklicher und herausfordernder Konzepte.
Dies ist eines ihrer überzeugendsten Werke und eine überraschend kluge Erforschung von Religion, Tod und Konflikt. 'Holy Bible' ist Zeugnis für eine Katastrophe und ein hervorragendes Beispiel für eine künstlerische Beherrschung des Mediums. " (© Tom Claxton)