Past Belfast Exchange Gallery Exhibition

People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin - 13 March to 18 April 2015

As part of a broader programme of archive-themed exhibitions and events, Belfast Exposed is pleased to present a special edition of People In Trouble Laughing Pushed To The Ground by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin.

In this work,  Broomberg and Chanarin chose to examine the Belfast Exposed archive as a physical document, working with the contact sheets and excavating layers of years of interventions by photographers, community groups, researchers and archivists. Through this exercise in discovery and revelation, we learn as much about the people charged with looking after this resource as the people portrayed in it.

Opening Thursday 12th March, 7-9pm. All Welcome

Artist Biographies

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin are artists living and working in London. Together they have had numerous international exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Gwagnju Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum, the International Center of Photography, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, The Photographers Gallery, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art and Museo Jumex. Broomberg & Chanarin are Visiting Fellows at the University of the Arts London. Their work is represented in major public and private collections including Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Musee de l’Elysee, The International Center of Photography, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2013 they were awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for War Primer 2, and most recently they were awarded the ICP Infinity Award 2014 for their publication, Holy Bible. Current and upcoming exhibitions include Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, the Shanghai Biennale 2014, and Cross Section of a Revolution at Lisson Gallery, London.

Image Courtesy of Broomberg & Chanarin, 2011. The artists acknowledge and thank the original photographers Mervyn Smyth, Sean McKernan, Gerry Casey, Seamus Loughran and all other contributing photographers to Belfast Exposed's archive. Copyright of the original archive material remains with these photographers and with Belfast Exposed. 

People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground is funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and Department for Social Development. The exhibition is sponsored by RedSocks.