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Alex added it Apr 13, 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.

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We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Mark rated it sskula was amazing Feb 17, Acknowledgements This paper is a revised version of an article originally published in immediationsDecemberpp.

Refresh and try again. Walking on Water Chapter 9. But if the institutions of the art world have, in the last two stoy, proven more than amenable to critical documentary practices, and happy to shape storg to their discourse with little friction, what strength of challenge to the dominant ideologies semula that world do they in fact present?

Mikko marked it as to-read Jan 02, 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 his 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 of the oceans serves as a fitting metaphor, and their navigation an equally apt metonym.

American President Lines terminal. Return to Book Page. A decade or so before these works, Fish Story itself resonates with the gradual unravelling, identified by the labour sociologist Beverly Silver, of a broad social-scientific consensus that labour movements of the s were in a severe or even fiah crisis.


Above all, this means to recognise the inherent contradictions of a complex and continuously changing world-system, and indeed to insist on contradiction as the very locus of change. Completed between andthe third instalment of this trilogy, the exhibition and book project Fish Story fig.

Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports. 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Courtesy Estate of Allan Sekula. 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 movement.

ICA | On Allan Sekula’s Fish Story

For Buchloh, documentary as a form of realism is of utmost importance in this equation. See Jean Baudrillard, Simulationstrans. Sofia marked it as to-read Mar 11, Mario marked it as to-read Jan 23, The opening chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California.

Fish Story, to be continued News. 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. Hughes rated it liked it Feb 03, Overall, the sequences formed a circular movement. Witte de With Contemporary Art. Nathaniel added it Sep 20, 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.

If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesLondonpp. Lou rated it really liked it Feb 08, 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.


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.

This record is a work in progress. For an account of these trends, see Naomi Klein, No Logo: Open Preview See a Problem? Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, Preview — Fish Story by Allan Sekula. Along these journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling — with pen and camera — the experiences of diverse workforces.

Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued

From —, Sekula spent seven years photographing harbours and major port cities around the world. Oct 16, Patricia L. Two Years After Closing. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. Not merely because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig.

American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world. Installation views We used machine learning to identify this work in photos from our exhibition history. Scenes for a New Heritage: The conveniences of a raised standard of living and the twin impositions of Fordist work and leisure are here inseparable.

Jie Hui marked it as to-read Jul 29, Contemporary Art from the Collection March 8— April 111 other work identified.