Fish Story, Sekula’s magnum opus, underscores photography’s role in labor history and in working class responses to globalization. The project has seven. Fish Story [Allan Sekula] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. : Alan Sekula: Fish Story (): Benjamin H.D. Buchloh , Allan Sekula: Books.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Allan Sekula Fish Story — Chapter 8: Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour. The exhibition in Witte de With consisted of 7 sequences or chapters, incorporating framed color photographs: A key issue in Fish Story is the connection between containerized cargo movement and the growing internationalization of the world industrial economy, with its effects on the actual social space of ports.
In short, the boundaries of that institutional field are clearly more porous than Buchloh is here willing to admit, and with his help, Fish Story becomes legible within the artistic field precisely as a contravention of the dominant terms of post-Conceptual photographic practice.
She is the author of Dialectical Passions: Most importantly, it would seem that, in any attempt to portray global capitalism, a danger of detachment and reification will be heightened by the sheer invisibility of the systemic.
Accordingly, Fish Story targets numerous aspects and local effects of the world-historical picture, concentrating on the painful syory of Europe and the US from industrial to post-industrial societies, and the contemporaneous industrialisation of East Asia.
The trilogy continued in —6, with Geography Lesson: James marked it as to-read Jul 22, Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, Mirjam Visscher rated it liked it Nov 08, Gallery label from XL: In sum, the admittance of contingency and subjectivity are integral to the critical realism of Fish Story.
Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid? American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.
Allan Sekula — Fish Story – Exhibitions – Program – Witte de With
Kerry Purcell rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Tate Papers ISSN is a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. Allan Sekula — was a renowned photographer, filmmaker, theorist, photography historian and critic.
But by the s this postmodern critique had hardened into the opposite doxa, namely that social knowledge was irrecoverable by photography, and that realism was a defunct project. Often absent, obscured or incidental, sometimes central, mostly at work on specific tasks, and occasionally dwarfed by some hulking industrial apparatus, the subjects include welders, dockers, market traders, scavengers, rescue workers and fishermen, as well as the unemployed, children and families.
Allan Sekula: Fish Story
For Buchloh, documentary as a form of realism is of utmost importance in this equation. The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapter illustrated tomb with more than color photographs, that question what remains of our port cities in the wake of a globalized economy.
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. Stavros Fourfourianakis added it Apr 16, Along these journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling — with pen and camera — the experiences of diverse workforces.
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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.
Daniel marked it as to-read Jan 24, For access to motion picture film stills please fihs the Film Study Center.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Allan Sekula. The whole ensemble was later exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, inand then at Documenta 11 incurated by Okwui Enwezor, where it appeared considerably less isolated than at the Whitney Biennial nine years earlier, taking its place among a large number of photographic and documentary film works.
In Fish Story Sekula picked up this atory, demonstrating the history and future of maritime space not only as a visual space but also as a socio-economic one.
Ching-In marked it as to-read Nov 02, It shows the Staten Island Ferry binoculars, minus the boy, directed through the window of the deck towards another ship in the hazy middle distance, the metallic sheen of the casing reflected in the same window back towards the viewer.