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Plate 23, War Primer 2

Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg
Plate 23, War Primer 2, Book ,
Aircraft, at right, is seen as it is about to fly into the World Trade Center in New York on Tuesday. The aircraft was the second to fly into the tower Tuesday morning.

SEE LISTING Secret Language II

Conrad Botes
Secret Language II, Lithograph , 45 x 38 cm
Publisher and printer: The Artists’ Press, White River, South Africa; Edition of 30

SEE LISTING On Either Side (traces)

Berni Searle
On Either Side (traces), Archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper , 100 X 200cm


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Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg at MoMA

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin will take part in the exhibition 'New Photography 2013' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition presents works by eight international artists who have expanded the field of photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, underscoring the idea that there has never been just one type of photography.

Broomberg & Chanarin will show 'War Primer 2' (2011), an update of Bertolt Brecht’s original War Primer focusing on the ‘War on Terror’, for which they were awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize earlier this year.


The exhibition will also feature work by Annette Kelm, Anna Ostoya, Lisa Oppenheim, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan. 'New Photography 2013' is organized by Roxanna Marcoci, Curator; with Katerina Stathopoulou, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography.

10 September 2013 - 31 December 2013

Sue Williamson, John Muafangejo, Cameron Platter, Sandile Goje, Senzeni Marasela, William Kentridge, Kudzanai Chiurai, Claudette Schreuders and Bitterkomix at MoMA

During the oppressive years of apartheid rule in South Africa, not all artists had access to the same opportunities. But far from quashing creativity and political spirit, these limited options gave rise to a host of alternatives—including studios, print workshops, art centers, schools, publications, and theaters open to all races; underground poster workshops and collectives; and commercial galleries that supported the work of black artists—that made the art world a progressive environment for social change. Printmaking, with its flexible formats, portability, relative affordability, and collaborative environment, was a catalyst in the exchange of ideas and the articulation of political resistance.

Drawn entirely from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 'Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now' features nearly 100 posters, books, and wall stencils created over the last five decades that demonstrate the exceptional reach, range, and impact of printmaking during and after a period of enormous political upheaval. From the earliest print in the exhibition, made in 1965 (the Museum’s first acquisition of work by a South African artist), to printed posters from the height of the antiapartheid movement in the 1980s, to projects by a younger generation that reflect new and evolving artistic concerns, these works are striking examples of printed art as a tool for social, political, and personal expression.

23 March 2011 - 14 August 2011

Berni Searle at MoMA

For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. 'Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography' presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present. Including over two hundred works, this exhibition features celebrated masterworks and new acquisitions from the MoMA collection by such figures as Diane Arbus, Berenice Abbott, Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Florence Henri, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Lucia Moholy, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems and Berni Searle.

07 May 2010 - 21 March 2011