Books Revisited: A Conversation With Oliver Chanarin

Holy Bible. Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. The Archive of Modern Conflict. Mack Books. 2013

Event Info

Please join us at 4pm EST on Tuesday, December 6 via Zoom for this two part event. Curator of Books Revisited, Taylor Fisch, will give a curatorial walkthrough of the exhibition and then engage in a conversation with participating artist Oliver Chanarin.


Oliver Chanarin

Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) is an artist working primarily with photography. He studied Artificial Intelligence as an undergraduate and was professor of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg (2016-2022). Chanarin is also a founding member of the masters programme in photography at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Netherlands. He is one half of the duo Broomberg & Chanarin, whose work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, Jumex in Mexico DF, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Eye Amsterdam, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art. Awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2; the Arles Photo Text Award (2018).


Books Revisited,  presents artworks, artists’ books, and bookworks across time and media that play with and challenge how narrative, historical truths, and knowledge occupy space within and beyond the material and conceptual boundaries of books. The eleven artists and collectives in the exhibition use existing books as raw material—whether that be an address book, an art historical catalog, the Bible, an encyclopedia, a geometry manual, a novel, or a reader—as the site for the reinterpretation of texts and images, the open-ended possibilities of authorship, and the inscriptions of new subjectivities. Books Revisited posits that while books have historical resonances rooted in the specifics of time and place, they eventually circulate, temporally and geographically, cross-pollinating to create new understandings of history and one’s place in it.

This virtual event that takes place via Zoom.

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