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Sixteen

Belfast Exposed is proud to present Sixteen. ‘What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?’ This is the central thread r...

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We Are One World

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present We Are One World, exhibiting the work selected from the One World Photography competi...

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Community

24th Oct - 28th Nov

Through the Looking Glass

‘Through the Looking Glass’ a photographic exhibition by a group of women from the Greater Village Regeneration Trust. ...

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27th Sep - 15th Nov

WALLonWALL

WALLonWALL is a global photographic exhibition about walls that separate people worldwide photographed by award winning artis...

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People in Trouble Laughing Pushed to the Ground

Gallery 2

13th Mar 2015 to 18th Apr 2015

About The Exhibition

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.

The Artists

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Artist Biography

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.

Acknowledgements

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.