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Allan Sekula — Fish Story

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it.

Donald Strauss marked it as to-read Aug 29, Open on Public Holidays Venue: Alex added it Apr 13, Since its conception, Sekula sought to build the project cumulatively, exhibiting and publishing Fish Story as a work in progress.

Seoula 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. Jul 31, Orlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Fish Storyplease sign up. However, if the reflex of contemporary consumer society in the global North semula to foster a romanticised vision of industrial labour consigned to an imaginary past, this may be as refuge from the urgent pressures of the present.

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In sum, the admittance of contingency and subjectivity aekula integral to the critical realism of Fish Story. In this fragmentary essay, Allan Sekula explores the maritime economy from different angles.

The exhibition will be complemented by different events and interventions in The Lab and a film programme in The Single Screen. Overall, the sequences formed a circular movement. Jeroen Verbeeck is a Ph.

Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued

Books by Allan Sekula. Daniel marked it as to-read Jan 24, The conveniences of a raised standard of living and the twin impositions of Fordist work and leisure are here inseparable.

On land the viewer is privy to these mostly unseen frontier towns for the global circulation of containers, within which individual people occupy a variety of positions. Ching-In marked it as to-read Sdkula 02, Beyond semula, a critical realism must, above all, be self-critical, and alert to the inevitable limitations of its attempt to apprehend the enigma of capital as a relation that exists only in and as movement.

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Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. See Gerti Fietzek ed. See Jean Baudrillard, Simulationstrans.

Completed sekkula andthe third instalment of this trilogy, the exhibition and book project Fish Story fig. Blurring the boundaries between academic essay, photography and socio-historical research, the exhibition Fish Story is structured in nine chapters, three of which are presented at NTU CCA Singapore.


Production in View: Allan Sekula’s Fish Story and the Thawing of Postmodernism – Tate Papers | Tate

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Fritzie rated it really liked it Oct 05, NTU CCA Singapore presents Fish Story, to be continuedbringing together for the first time in Southeast Sekla an important body of works by the late eminent American artist and photographer, stoory and photography historian, Allan Sekula.

Fish Story was his third project in a related cycle of works that deal with the imaginary and actual geography of the advanced capitalistic world. 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.

He combines his explorations of the sea with reflections on the effects of neoliberal policies and their resulting socioeconomic conditions. Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula.