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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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.

Fish Story

Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, The key project, Fish Story was created over a five-year period and considers global maritime trade as an integral part of capitalist market forces. But as it carves its position within and between these conventions, forging a space of resistance in the aesthetic field as a complex configuration of form and content, Fish Story simultaneously occupies a real position within the overlapping institutional fields of documentary photography and contemporary art.

Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday 26 September 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.


Though there is a fizh artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story

Nathaniel added it Sep 20, Robert Brenner, The Boom and the Bubble: Taking Aim at the Brand FisgLondonpp. Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Often absent, obscured or incidental, sometimes central, mostly at work on specific tasks, and occasionally dwarfed by some hulking industrial apparatus, the subjects seoula welders, dockers, market traders, scavengers, rescue workers and fishermen, as well as the unemployed, children and families.

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Blurring the boundaries between academic essay, photography and socio-historical research, the exhibition Fish Story is structured in nine chapters, three of which sttory presented at NTU CCA Singapore. Witte de With Contemporary Art.

Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. BookDB marked it as to-read Storg 07, 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. To ask other readers questions about Fish Storyplease sign up.

ICA | On Allan Sekula’s Fish Story

Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: 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. See Jean Baudrillard, Simulationstrans.


Justin marked it fisg to-read May 04, Published first published January 1st Buchloh, in Sekulap. Alma P added it Oct 20, I would like to thank the editorial team of immediations for permission to republish the article, and Simon Baker, Sarah James, Sara Knelman, Julian Stallabrass and my anonymous reviewers for their invaluable feedback on earlier versions of the text, as well as Christopher Griffin and Jennifer Mundy at Tate Papers.

She is the author of Dialectical Passions: Books by Allan Sekula.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 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 the Whitney Biennial in New York that put the project under the international spotlight for the first time.

The photographs and slide installations sekual combined with text panels, which commented on the project. This paper is a revised version of an article originally published sekul immediationsDecemberpp.

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