Seen Fifteen is delighted to announce a collaboration with artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin for the first UK exhibition of their Chopped Liver Press poster works. 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 in 2016 as a campaign slogan in the lead up to the 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.