Current Exhibitions
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Tze’elim Military Base, Negev Desert (Chicago #2), from the series Chicago, 2006. Digital chromogenic print. © Broomberg & Chanarin, courtesy the artists
Harun Farocki, still from Serious Games I: Watson is Down, 2009. 2-channel video, color and sound, 7 mins., 40 secs. © 2010 Harun Farocki
An-My Lê, Film Set (“Free State of Jones”), Battle of Corinth, Bush, Louisiana, 2015. Inkjet print. Courtesy STX Entertainment
SITU Research, still from Euromaidan Event Reconstruction (Maidan audio/video positioning analysis), 2017. Digital video, color and sound, 9 mins. Yale University Art Gallery, Richard Brown Baker, b.a. 1935, Fund. © SITU Research
Peter van Agtmael, A Marine with a Village Elder, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2009. Inkjet print. Yale University Art Gallery, John H. Friedman Art Gallery Director’s Discretionary Fund. © Peter van Agtmael, courtesy the artist/Magnum Photos

Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War

  • July 21, 2017–December 31, 2017
Before the Event/After the Fact offers a wide-ranging examination of the representation of war in contemporary photo-based practice, presenting works that depict training sites, combat zones, forensic reconstructions, and popular entertainment. The exhibition highlights conceptual, documentary, and architectural imaging techniques, investigating the visual relationship between staged images and real events, and between factual data and their digital representations. Photographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, An-My Lê, and Peter van Agtmael combine the apparent clarity of documentary imagery with the ambiguities of reality itself, while video installations by the filmmaker Harun Farocki and a digital animation and interactive work created by the interdisciplinary design studio SITU Research capture the present and future of digital-imaging technologies and their potential applications.
Exhibition organized by Judy Ditner, the Richard Benson Assistant Curator of Photography and Digital Media. Made possible by the Art Gallery Exhibition and Publication Fund.

Selected Exhibition Objects

Rescue, from the series Small Wars
Smoking, from the series Small Wars
Explosion, from the series Small Wars
Ambush II, from the series Small Wars

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