Lisson Gallery

Broomberg & Chanarin's 'Divine Violence' opens at Centre Pompidou

6 February 2018

'Broomberg & Chanarin: Divine Violence', opens 21 February at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The installation, whose structure corresponds to the chapters of the King James version of the Bible, links conflict in the holy book with that of the present day. For the series, the artists are inspired in part by the annotations and images Bertolt Brecht added to his own personal bible and by the beliefs of philosopher Adi Ophir that power structures within the Bible inform the modern systems of governance. By allowing elements of the original text to guide their image selection—mined from The Archive of Modern Conflict in London—the artists explore the intimate relationship between photography, acts of conflict and state power.

The exhibition is on view though 21 May 2018. Watch the trailer for the exhibition here.
Broomberg & Chanarin's 'Divine Violence' opens at Centre Pompidou
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