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Holy Bible


Holy Bible – Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
Text in Englisch
60,00 €

At first glance “Holy Bible” looks just like an old-fashioned Bible – a black cover with a title embossed in gold and beautiful gilt edging. Inside, however, London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have carefully overlaid each page with images from The Archive of Modern Conflict. Fine red underlined text passages accompanying the pictures making todays society, recent violence and Gods biblical rage counterparts. Text passages like “eye for eye, tooth for tooth … burning for burning, wound for wound” – are illustrated by an image of an atomic bomb’s mushroom cloud, “the wife of the dead” by an image of a soldier kissing his wife.
“Holy Bible” raises questions about society, punishment, cruelty, visual representation of conflict and the image as the holder of truth. A passage from Israeli philosopher Adi Ophir’s essay Devine Violence is glued into the back as the only textual addition.