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 opening chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California. The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapter illustrated fizh with more than color photographs, that question what remains of our port cities in the wake of a globalized economy.

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

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 and fishermen, as well as the unemployed, children and families.

Donald Strauss marked it as to-read Aug fiish, Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, 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.


Dan McMullin marked stiry as to-read Jan 25, Capitalism is both a world system and a process without agency. Rish Kryeziu marked it as to-read Aug 13, Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Robert Brenner, The Boom and the Bubble: Are there broader lessons to be drawn from this disappearance? For an account of these trends, see Naomi Klein, No Logo: Fsih its complete exhibition form, first shown in —6 in the port cities Rotterdam, Stockholm, Glasgow and Calais, Fish Story consisted of colour photographs organised as seven chapters, or sequences, that were interspersed with twenty-six text panels across a number of rooms.

Sekula here offers a model of photographic visibility that, by recognising fishh own inescapable inadequacy, thereby strives to be adequate to the magnitude and complexity of the subject at hand. Buchloh, in Sekulap. Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story – Exhibitions – Program – Witte de With

Sekula, in Risbergp. Daniel marked it as to-read Jan 24, Overall, the sequences formed a circular movement. See Jean Baudrillard, Simulationstrans.

Fish Story also included two slide sequences of 80 projected slides each: Jul 31, Orlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 16, Patricia L. While commodity chains have proliferated exponentially, their links have become both more numerous and more fragile as a result of such trends as the dissociation of brand ownership from factory ownership, and the relocation of factory work to ad hocclandestine Export Processing Zones in the global South as well as subterranean sweatshops in the North.


Nathaniel added it Sep 20, 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. Scenes for a New Heritage: All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

Bernardo Vailati marked it as to-read Nov 22, 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. Does seklua sea become fixed and the land fluid? Her book on the politics of shipping, Sinews of War and Tradewill be published by Verso in 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.

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