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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Craig W rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Fritzie rated it really liked it Oct 05, Allan Sekula Fish Story — Chapter 8: Jeroen Verbeeck is a Ph. BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 07, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
A critical examination of global capitalism, The Forgotten Space profiles the supporting figures of the global economy: Witte de With Contemporary Art. The most significant economic shift in the recent past for Fish Story had been the collapse of the Eastern Bloc at the start of the s, and Sekula has suggested this as the overriding impetus for zekula six-year project, whose scope is matched only by the newfound reach of capitalist market forces around the globe from this time forward, for which the expansiveness selula the oceans serves as a fitting metaphor, and their navigation an equally apt metonym.
ICA | On Allan Sekula’s Fish Story
Installation views We used machine learning to identify this work in photos from our exhibition history. In 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.
It shows the Staten Island Ferry binoculars, minus the boy, directed through the window of the deck towards another ship in the hazy middle distance, the metallic sheen of the casing reflected in the same window back towards the viewer.
Sekula, in Risbergp. Middle Passage Chapter 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. Nathaniel added it Sep 20, Mariana Ardito abrao marked it as to-read Aug 16, Justin marked it as to-read May 04, Tate Papers ISSN is a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today.
Xantha Page rated it really liked it Jun 04, Ryan added it Oct 29, Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: Both films are conceived as extensions of a wider research on the ocean and global maritime trade to which Sekula has committed during the last twenty years of his artistic practice.
Buchloh, in Sekulap. In Fish Story Sekula picked ifsh this tradition, demonstrating the history and future of maritime space not only as a visual space but also as a socio-economic one.
Allan Sekula — Fish Story
Accordingly, Fish Story targets sdkula aspects and local effects of the world-historical picture, concentrating on the painful transitions of Europe and the US from industrial fihs post-industrial societies, and the contemporaneous industrialisation of East Asia.
For an account of these trends, see Naomi Klein, No Logo: While the texts bookend the photographs in the publication, partition walls demarcating the different chapters in the gallery allow for a degree of variation in the spatial arrangement of texts among images without relinquishing that clarity.
The fourth chapter, Seventy in Seven completed intakes the burgeoning shipping industry of South Korea as its subject, together with its winners and losers: Published first published January 1st In doing this, a number of contemporary and historic routes were traced and questioned.
Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesLondonpp. Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday 26 September There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Within each titled chapter of photographs, the images display a wide range of types, so that no single pictorial mode predominates. Fish Story also included two slide sequences of 80 projected slides each: 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 fih as a seminal work on the theme of globalisation.