The exhibition, taking place during the countdown to the UK’s departure of the EU on 31st October, will launch a special Limited Edition Chopped Liver Press work entitled Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Baby It’s Cold Outside was originally conceived by artists Broomberg & Chanarin as a campaign slogan in the lead up to the 2016 Brexit Referendum. The self-initiated campaign, screen-printed onto t-shirts, went viral on social media and appeared in national press coverage in the wake of the historic vote. The 2019 poster edition of the work is released as an act of protest and of commiseration as the chaotic moment of the withdrawal now unfolds.
Chopped Liver Press was founded by Broomberg and Chanarin in 2012 to publish their limited edition posters, which are produced monthly and screen-printed by hand onto selected pages of the New York Times. Screen-printed posters have been used throughout history during moments of political protest and resistance. By creating works on newspaper that interact with the narratives of our time, the Chopped Liver Press posters also commemorate the dying art of print journalism. Baby It’s Cold Outside, made exclusively for the exhibition at Seen Fifteen, is created in an Edition of 31 as a reference to the date that the UK will leave the EU. Each sale will include a £25 donation to the charity, Refugee Action.
ABOUT BROOMBERG AND CHANARIN
Adam Broomberg (born 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) are artists living and working between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague which they co-designed. Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions most recently at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Trienniale (2017), Documenta, Kassel (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); Tate Britain (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012). Their work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore 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. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018 for their paperback edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.