Lisson Gallery

Broomberg & Chanarin's exhibition travels to Hasselblad Foundation

7 February 2017

Following its recent presentation at C/O Berlin, Broomberg & Chanarin's exhibition 'Don’t Start with the Good Old Things but the Bad New Ones' travels to the Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden from 11 February until 14 May 2017.

Since its invention, the medium of photography has been used in depictions of war and violence. In the exhibition 'Don’t Start with the Good Old Things but the Bad New Ones,' Broomberg & Chanarin explore this tradition and photographic representations of human suffering. The works in the exhibition revolve around two well-known books – German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer and the King James Bible. Both series highlight how visual portrayals of war have changed over time but also the constant presence of war in the history of humanity.

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with C/O Berlin and curator Ann-Christin Bertrand. Click here to find out more about Broomberg & Chanarin and their exhibition at the Hasselblad Foundation.

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