Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin - Fig. (signed)


Steidl 2007

Signed by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

"'Tracing connections between photography and British colonial acquisitiveness, the artist duo 'Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN 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." -  Steidl Verlag

Linen bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued)

16,5 x 21 x 3 cm., 144 pp., color ills.

text language: English