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CHANARIN, Oliver Frank (Londra,1971)A Perfect Sentence

London,  Loose Joints 2023 - Prima edizione (First Edition)

Testo e 112 fotografie a colori di Oliver Frank Chanarin 

Cm 25x20,  pp. 240 Rilegato tela (cloth)  Nuovo (New)

Oliver Frank Chanarin's practice has long pushed against the edges of the photographic medium to interrogate dynamics of power and visibility, and challenge the ethics of documentary photography. Following the dissolution of the twenty-year creative partnership Broomberg & Chanarin, the artist's first solo project returns to an origin point: using the camera and the photographic encounter to speak towards, penetrate, and critique our lived experience.

Chanarin often finds himself on the margins — from suburban fetish clubs to accident-faking ambulance chasers, or from amateur dramatics groups in church halls to gender activists protesting in the streets. In a country fragmented by political polarisation, pandemic isolation and the weaponisation of identity politics, Chanarin attempts to reconcile the eccentricity of Britishness with the pressing need for new forms of representation.

Like Chanarin's previous projects, A Perfect Sentence crisscrosses the line between discipline and chance and the Chanarin's candid images — sometimes uncomfortable and disquieting, elsewhere bucolically British — accrue and coagulate, like thick piled slabs of buttered toast.

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