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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Scenes for a New Heritage: Her book on the politics of shipping, Sinews of War and Tradewill be published by Verso in A critical examination of global capitalism, The Forgotten Space profiles the supporting figures of the global economy: Sekula here offers a model of photographic visibility that, by recognising its own inescapable inadequacy, thereby strives to be adequate to the magnitude ffish complexity of the subject at hand.

In short, the boundaries of that institutional field are clearly more porous than Buchloh is here willing to admit, and with sekla help, Fish Story becomes legible within the artistic field precisely as a contravention of the dominant terms of post-Conceptual stry practice. Often stroy, 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.

In the last year of Sekula’s life, she returned to Los Angeles to help organize his archive, and since that time has overseen the inventory of his studio and arranged for a number of key posthumous exhibitions and publications. Ryan added it Oct 29, The photographs constitute a unique record of unemployment and fsih in the old industrial powers, the capitalist pursuit of cheap labor around the globe, and the strenuous work of seafaring.

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Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued

Not merely because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such srkula attempt fig. 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.


Allan Sekuka — was a renowned photographer, filmmaker, theorist, photography historian and critic. 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.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: In this fragmentary essay, Allan Sekula explores the maritime economy from different angles. Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, The opening chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California. Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports.

Middle Passage Chapter 3 charts the connection between the Atlantic and Pacific maritime space, in which millions of people from Africa were shipped to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade.

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. Fish StorySekula’s magnum opus, underscores photography’s role in labor history and in working class responses to globalization.

Since its conception, Sekula sought to build the project cumulatively, sekulx and publishing Fish Story as a work in progress. As part of research for this project she travelled onboard containerships and visited ports throughout the western Indian Ocean.

While commodity chains have etory exponentially, their links have become both more numerous and more fragile as a result of such trends as the dissociation sekual brand ownership from factory ownership, and the relocation of factory work to ad hocclandestine Sekuula Processing Zones in the global South as well as subterranean sweatshops in the North. Alma P added it Oct 20, NTU CCA Singapore presents Fish Story, to be continuedbringing together for the first time in Southeast Asia an important body of works by the late eminent American artist and photographer, theorist and photography historian, Allan Sekula.

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

American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world. Want to Read saving…. Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. This record is a work in progress. Tourism itself and, by extension, the rise of the service industries in general cannot accommodate, nor can the touristic view disguise, the impoverishment of post-industrial decline, of which evidence abounds in Fish Storyfrom the scavengers of Los Angeles harbour to the long queues of a Gdansk unemployment office.


Sofia marked it as to-read Mar 11, Clarence Lin added it Jun 04, If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.

Gallery label from XL: 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. Stavros Fourfourianakis added it Apr 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Fish Story, to be continued News. There are microscopic close-ups as well as panoramas and, between the two, there are highly detailed and carefully composed views of a fishh of oceanic, coastal, factory and shipyard scenes.

Fish Story

For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center. A decade or so before these works, Fish Story itself resonates with the gradual unravelling, identified by the labour sociologist Beverly Silver, of a broad social-scientific consensus that labour movements of the s were in a severe or even terminal crisis.

Buchloh, in Sekulap. Lou dish it really liked it Feb 08, The successive chapters of Fish Story were shown individually in various locations as they were completed, but it was the exhibition of two chapters at sekulq Whitney Biennial in New York that put the project under the international spotlight for the first time.

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula. Capitalism is both a world system and a process without agency.

Completed between andthe third instalment of this trilogy, the exhibition and book project Fish Story fig.

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