SMAC Art Gallery 02

Paradise Row Gallery

Culture3/Sheet72/Frame3, 2010

Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg
Culture3/Sheet72/Frame3, 2010, C-type print ,


74 Newman Street London W1T 3EL

Hours: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm Thursday: 10am - 8pm Saturday: 11am - 6pm


Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at Paradise Row Gallery

'People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground' continues Broomberg & Chanarin's ongoing exploration of the limits and possibilities of photography in a historical moment when both ubiquity and technology have rendered the production and use of documentary images intensely problematic, a vector of enquiry pursued and manifest in their earlier, seminal series; 'The Red House', 'The Day Nobody Died' and 'American Landscapes'.

The new work is the result of an engagement by the artists with Belfast Exposed, a photographic archive founded in 1983. The archive houses images taken by both professional photo-journalists and 'civilian' photographers. Accordingly the archive spans the political, the social and the private, the didactic and the playful. Broomberg & Chanarin's work has been to attempt to re-present something of the emotive totality of these contested images, of the moving collision of accident and intent in the images, the marks upon them and the bathos of the historic undercut by the quotidian.

25 February 2011 - 26 March 2011