War Primer 2

by Adam Broomberg | Oliver Chanarin

2018

Signed

$64.00

War Primer 2 by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. Large format facsimile edition of the original 2011 limited edition hardback in new condition. Flat signed by both artists to title page. No markings, this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About War Primer 2

War Primer 2 was printed in a limited edition. It is a book that 'physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht's remarkable 1955 publication War Primer'. Accordingly, the title is a direct reference to the textbooks used in elementary school to teach children how to read. The original book contained Bercht's newspaper clippings and a poem and it collected almost three decades of activity. In it, Brecht expressed his uneasiness about the role of politics and capitalism in the world, using the format of a textbook as subversion. We can say that this book is a belated sequel. However, there are differences in the content. This book showcases powerful images of the conflict generated by both sides of the so-called "War on Terror". Furthermore, War Primer 2 is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and was awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013.

About Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography in Hamburg and also teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) as well as the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows is extensive. Their work is also held in major public and private collections. Including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, Cleveland Museum of Art, and also Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and also the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018. For their paperback edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.

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