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 fourth chapter, Seventy in Seven completed intakes the burgeoning shipping industry of South Korea as its subject, together with its winners and losers: The counterpart, then, to the familiar post-industrial and postmodern visions of social reproduction founded on service labour, the creative industries and the fashioning sekyla consumer experiences in the stody societies of the North has been the ebbing visibility of material production over the last thirty to forty years in those same countries.

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. Buchloh discusses a poster designed by Sekula for the exhibition Fish Story Work in Progressat the Berkeley Art Museum, on which two ztory from the project appear together, as indeed they are positioned side by side in the gallery exhibition and the publication, while they also appear on the front and back of the softcover edition rish the book.

Courtesy Estate of Allan Sekula. 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.


Allan Sekula. Chapter One, Fish Story from the series Fish Story. | MoMA

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 that is, where a similar investment had not, at least tacitly, been made. Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesLondonpp. The trilogy continued in —6, with Geography Lesson: Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula.

In Fish Story Sekula picked up this tradition, demonstrating the history and future of maritime space not only as a visual space but also as a socio-economic one.

Nicklally marked fisu as to-read Jun 09, Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it. For an account of these trends, see Naomi Storry, No Logo: Jie Hui marked it as to-read Jul 29, Walking on Water Chapter 9. Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, Gallery label from XL: 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.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story

Clarence Lin added it Jun 04, Craig W rated it it was amazing Jul 21, The Forgotten Space 23 Apr29 May American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world. Witte de With Contemporary Art. Return to Book Page. Mario marked it as to-read Jan 23, Mohsen Ameri marked it as to-read Nov 27, 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.

Fritzie rated it really liked it Oct 05, Allan Sekula — was a renowned photographer, filmmaker, theorist, photography historian and critic. Not merely because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig.


Ching-In marked it as to-read Nov 02, 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 vish fishermen, as well as the unemployed, children and families.

Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid?

Justin marked it as to-read May 04, Xantha Page rated it really liked it Jun 04, American President Lines terminal. The project has seven chapters, incorporating color photographs, twenty-six black-and-white text panels, and two slide projections.

Hughes rated it liked it Feb 03, Both films are conceived as extensions of a wider research on the ocean and global maritime trade to which Sekula has committed during the stroy twenty years of his artistic practice. Steven Chang marked it as to-read Dec 07, Beyond this, a critical realism must, above all, be self-critical, and alert to the inevitable limitations of its attempt to apprehend the enigma of capital as a relation that exists only in and as fiwh.

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.

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