It’s a big week for artist moves! Yesterday Paul Kasmin signed Laylah Ali, this morning Petzel took on Adam McEwen, and now Lisson Gallery, which has spaces in London, Milan, Singapore, and New York (its space under the High Line in Chelsea will open next year), is announcing that it will work with Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.
“Tackling politics, religion, war and history, Broomberg & Chanarin prise open the fault lines associated with such imagery, creating new responses and pathways towards an understanding of the human condition,” Lisson said in a statement.
Broomberg, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Chanarin, who was born in London, have had solo shows at a number of international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
The two were included in the 2014 Shanghai Biennale and the 2012 Gwangju Biennale, and won the 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for War Primer 2, which used Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 book War Primer as a jumping-off point to explore the imagery of the so-called War on Terror. It appeared in MoMA’s annual “New Photography” show in 2013.