This is quite possibly my favorite art-&-theory, photo-&-literature essay, project-&- book of all time. Sekula was a rare individual: equally perceptive of the smallest. Fish Story [Allan Sekula] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fish Story has 16 ratings and 2 reviews. American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the worl.
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Bernardo Vailati marked it as to-read Nov 22, See Beverly Silver, Forces of Labor: There are microscopic close-ups as well as panoramas and, between the two, there are highly detailed and carefully composed views of a variety of oceanic, coastal, factory and shipyard scenes. The counterpart, then, to the familiar post-industrial and postmodern visions of social reproduction founded on service labour, the creative industries and the fashioning of consumer experiences in the advanced societies of the North has been fixh ebbing fisb of material production over the last thirty to forty years in those same countries.
Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued
Sekula here offers a model of photographic visibility that, by recognising its own inescapable inadequacy, thereby strives to be adequate to stkry magnitude and complexity of the subject at hand. Fish Story was completed and first exhibited in Januarybefore the wave of general strikes in France that occurred between November and December that year. Fish Story, to be continued News. Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it.
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Alex added it Apr 13, The photographs constitute a unique record of unemployment and dilapidation in the old industrial powers, the capitalist pursuit of cheap labor around the globe, and the strenuous work of seafaring.
Ryan added it Oct 29, Starting out in Los Angeles and San Diego, he traveled as afar as Korea, Scotland, and Poland, photographing the properity, poverty, and political powers that continue to play out in major port citites across the world. Lottery of the Seaa geopolitical investigation of the contemporary maritime life takes the format of a long video-diary. See Elisabeth Sussman ed.
Allan Sekula. Chapter One, Fish Story from the series Fish Story. | MoMA
Installation views We used machine learning to identify this stiry in photos from our exhibition history. The first chapter goes on to focus largely on both the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California, including an empty shipyard after its use as a location for a Hollywood film shoot fig.
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If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. With the exhibition Fish StoryAmerican artist Allan Sekula reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography.
Nudging the view a little to the right, the second image reveals a pocket of urban dereliction just across the river, shielded from the museum by a row of apartments.
American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world. The exhibition in Witte de With consisted of 7 sequences or chapters, incorporating framed color photographs: Lists with This Book.
Robert Brenner, The Boom and the Bubble: Semula at it if you are at all interested in shipping containers, ports, people and the economy. In the last year of Sekula’s life, she wekula to Los Angeles to help organize his archive, and since that sdkula has overseen the inventory of his studio and arranged for a number of key posthumous exhibitions and publications.
Eighty 35mm color slides. Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour. Justin marked it as to-read May 04, Allan Sekula — was a renowned photographer, filmmaker, theorist, photography historian and critic.
Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, Within each titled chapter of photographs, the images display a wide range of types, so that no single pictorial mode predominates. If dish continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.
Jie Hui marked it as to-read Jul 29, She served as a key assistant to Allan Sekula during the last decade of his life, and particularly as German liaison for his work at documenta XII. Open on Public Holidays Venue: There is all the more risk, then, for the photographer who makes this their theme, that particular circumstances will come off as the passive illustration of immutable historical forces, and that his or her individual subjects will read as helpless victims.
Hughes rated it liked it Feb 03, Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday 26 September For Buchloh, documentary as a form of realism is of utmost importance in this equation. See Gerti Fietzek ed. The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapt American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The significance of the project was recognised soon after its appearance, yet it has been the focus of relatively little extended commentary since, despite being regularly described as a seminal work on the theme of globalisation.