Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Barbara Tannenbaum This week's Book of the Week pick comes from Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art Barbara Tannenbaum who selected Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin's Holy Bible.
By Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg
Let me backtrack a bit… the promise of salvation can be found in the text, which is a facsimile of the King James Version. Laid over the familiar typography are photographs selected by the artists from the Archive of Modern Conflict, a massive, eclectic photography collection that had its start focusing on images of war and violence but then greatly expanded its scope. Broomberg + Charnarin found pictures that cover the range of human experience from procreation, familial affection, erection and evacuation, pleasure and pain to trained poodles and violent death. Why the pairing of the images with their particular two-page spread? One or more lines of text underlined in red purport to provide clues.
|from Holy Bible by Oliver Chanarin and Adam Broomberg, MACK, 2013|