“Everything that happened, happened here first, in rehearsal.”

Workshop with Oliver Chanarin

at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete
6-8 June 2016
Cost: 350 euros

© Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / courtesy the artists and Lisson Gallery, London

As part of Medphoto Festival 2016, artists Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin have created a three-day workshop designed to explore participants’ understanding of their immediate surroundings; their physical, social, and political environment. Over the course of the first two days participants will receive a new commission every hour: to photograph a magical object, a nude, to create a portrait, a still life, and so forth. Individuals will shoot on their own digital camera, any format. On the final day, the group will work together with the artist on the design and layout of a collaborative publication, using the images made during the workshop to create a book dummy.

The Workshop will be open to a limited number of participants

Submission requirements

⊕ a selection of your work, up to 12 images
jpg / 72dpi / 1000px width side / image option quality: 6

⊕ supporting text of up to 300 words describing your work

⊕ a short bio

⊕ contact details / e-mail & telephone number

→ images and text must be compressed into a single ZIP file (total size up to 20MB)

The participants’ selection will be concluded on May 31st and those selected will be immediately notified for further steps of the procedure (payment method, proposed accommodation etc)

Broomberg & Chanarin bio

Adam Broomberg (b. 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (b. 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working in London. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions including the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015); Jumex Foundation, Mexico City (2014); FotoMuseum, Antwerp (2014); Mostyn, Llandudno, UK (2014); Townhouse, Cairo (2010); Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne (2009) and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2006). Their participation in international group shows includes the British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, London and Museum Folkwang, Essen (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014), Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (2013); Gwanju Biennale (2012) and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011). Their work is held in major public and private collections including Tate, MoMA, Stedelijk, the V&A, the International Center of Photography, Musée de l’Élysée, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2.