Cruel Exposures – Legal

  • artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Grischka Petri
  • Dialogue Series Photography & Science
  • In dialogue

From the very beginning, photography has been an important part of war depiction and propaganda. Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer, which inspired the London-based artist duo Broomberg & Chanarin to deal with this topic, presents an examination of violence and terror in the Second World War in image and text. In their work “Warprimer 2”, the duo not only appropriated Brecht’s work, but also his method of montage and re-contextualization of the visual material by replacing his motifs with recent photographs of global conflicts and wars. PD Dr. Grischka Petri talks with the artist duo about, among other things, the complexity of the (contemporary) use and dissemination of images of conflict.

Language: English

The dialogue series is a cooperative event of the German-American Institute, the Institute for European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and the Biennale of Contemporary Photography.

With the kind support of the City of Heidelberg, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Friedrich Foundation

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