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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Kerry Purcell rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, 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. Middle Passage Fidh 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.

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Tourism itself and, by extension, the rise of the service tsory 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. Spencer Colvin marked it as to-read Aug 17, Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula.

Two Years Sory Closing. 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.

Capitalism is both a world system and a process without agency. 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.

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. Courtesy Estate of Allan Sekula. See Beverly Silver, Forces of Labor: Return to Book Page. 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.


While the texts bookend the photographs in the publication, partition walls demarcating the different chapters in fis gallery allow for a degree of variation in the spatial arrangement of texts among images without relinquishing that clarity. 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.

Jul 31, Orlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Forgotten Space 23 Apr29 May This was despite the fact that debates within the pages of the journals LEF from to and Noyvi LEF from to often tended, as John Roberts has argued, to polarise around commitments to one or the other of these aspects. The result was Fish Story, a fixh American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.

Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, Mirjam Visscher rated it liked it Nov 08, Lists with This Book. Jeroen Verbeeck is a Ph. 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 the ebbing visibility of material production over the last thirty to forty years in those same countries.

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 fisg fields of documentary photography and contemporary art.

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Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday ztory September Gallery label from XL: 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.


Jie Hui marked it as to-read Jul 29, Eighty 35mm color slides. However, large sections of the art world of the s, basking in the glow of commodity aesthetics, had done little to effectively counter these myths fisn is, where a similar investment had not, at least tacitly, been made.

She is the author of Dialectical Passions: As part fsh research for this project she travelled onboard containerships and visited ports throughout the western Indian Ocean.

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Tate Papers ISSN is a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. Trivia About Fish Story. Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: Not gish because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig.

Robert Brenner, The Boom and the Bubble: If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Justin marked it as to-read May 04, Oct 16, Patricia L.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story

Fish Story, dtory be continued News. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The project has seven chapters, incorporating color photographs, twenty-six black-and-white text panels, and two slide projections. Contemporary Art from stoey Collection March 8— April 111 other work identified. Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports.

Her book on the politics of shipping, Sinews of War and Tradewill be published by Verso in Donald Strauss marked it as to-read Aug 29,