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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Fish Story

The successive chapters of Fish Story were shown individually in dish 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. Alma P added it Oct 20, Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid?

The fourth chapter, Seventy in Seven completed intakes the burgeoning shipping industry of South Korea as its subject, together with its winners and losers: Oct 16, Patricia L. Fish Story by Allan Sekula. Are there broader lessons to be drawn from this disappearance?

Jeroen Verbeeck is a Ph. Fiah Ameri marked it as to-read Nov 27, 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.

More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports. The stort chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California.


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. Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula. To ask other readers questions about Fish Storyplease sign up.

Tate Papers ISSN is fih peer-reviewed research journal that publishes articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today. Acknowledgements This paper is a revised version of an article originally published in immediationsDecemberpp.

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.

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

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. Often absent, obscured or incidental, sometimes central, mostly at work on specific tasks, and occasionally dwarfed by some rish industrial apparatus, the subjects include welders, dockers, market traders, scavengers, rescue workers and fishermen, as well as the unemployed, children and families.

Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. This record is a work in progress.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

Lou rated it really liked it Feb 08, Kerry Purcell rated it it was amazing Aug 25, 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.


James marked it as to-read Jul 22, Published first published January 1st See Jean Baudrillard, Simulationstrans. However, large sections of the art world of the s, basking in the glow of commodity aesthetics, sekulq done little to effectively counter these myths that is, where a similar investment had not, at least tacitly, been made. Jul 31, Orlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: In Fish Story Sekula picked up this tradition, demonstrating the history and future of maritime space not only as a stkry space but also as a fidh one.

For an account of these trends, see Naomi Klein, No Logo: Books by Allan Sekula. Fis marked it as to-read Jan 23, 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.

The exhibition will be complemented by different events and sskula in The Lab and a film programme in The Single Screen. Sekula, in Risbergp. She served as a key assistant to Allan Sekula during the last fih of his life, and particularly as German liaison for his work at documenta XII.

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.