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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More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. Above all, this means to recognise the inherent contradictions of a complex and continuously changing world-system, and indeed stoty insist on contradiction as the very locus of change.

Clarence Lin added it Jun 04, Xantha Page rated it really liked it Jun 04, Dan McMullin marked it syory to-read Jan 25, See Beverly Silver, Forces of Labor: The Forgotten Space 23 Apr29 Swkula 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 swkula text, as well as Christopher Griffin and Jennifer Mundy at Tate Papers.

Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it. In this fragmentary essay, Allan Sekula explores the maritime economy from different angles. Buchloh discusses a poster designed by Sekula for the exhibition Fish Story Work in Progress wtory, at the Berkeley Art Museum, on which two images 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 of the book.

Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid? Witte de With Contemporary Art. Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, The first chapter goes on to focus largely on both the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California, including an empty shipyard after its use as a location fksh a Hollywood film shoot fig.

The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapt American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.


Eighty 35mm color slides. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. The counterpart, then, to the familiar post-industrial and postmodern visions of social reproduction founded on service labour, the creative industries and the fashioning of consumer experiences in the advanced societies of the North has been the ebbing visibility of material production over the last thirty to forty years in those same countries.

Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: However, if the reflex of contemporary consumer society in the global North is to foster a romanticised vision of industrial labour consigned to an imaginary past, this may be as refuge from the urgent pressures of the present.

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sekkla With the exhibition Fish StoryAmerican artist Allan Sekula reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography. There are microscopic close-ups as well as panoramas and, between the two, there are highly detailed and carefully composed views of a variety of oceanic, coastal, factory and shipyard scenes.

Fritzie rated it really liked it Oct 05, A key issue in Fish Story is the connection between containerized cargo movement and the growing internationalization of the world industrial economy, with its effects etory the actual social space of ports.

Sekula here offers a model of photographic visibility that, by recognising its own inescapable inadequacy, thereby strives to be adequate to the magnitude and complexity of the subject at hand. The significance of the project was recognised soon after its appearance, yet it has been the focus stody relatively little extended commentary since, despite being regularly described as a seminal work on the theme of globalisation.

Scenes for a New Heritage: Refresh and try again. In sum, the admittance of contingency and subjectivity are integral to the critical realism of Fish Story. Main menu additional Syory a Member Shop.

From —, Sekula spent seven years photographing harbours and major port cities around the world. Are there broader lessons to be drawn from this disappearance?


Allan Sekula — Fish Story

This is true enough of advertising and the mass media. Ching-In marked it as to-read Nov 02, 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 terminal crisis.

Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesLondonpp. 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.

Walking on Water Stody 9. 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 fidh Whitney Biennial in New York that put the project under the international spotlight for the first time.

Completed between andthe third instalment of this trilogy, the exhibition and book project Fish Story fig. James marked it as to-read Jul 22, 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 sekila reflected in the same window back towards the viewer.

ICA | On Allan Sekula’s Fish Story

Books by Allan Sekula. 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.

He combines his explorations of the sea with reflections on the effects of neoliberal policies and their resulting socioeconomic conditions. Fish Story, to be continued News. Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, Tate Papers ISSN is a peer-reviewed research journal that publishes articles on British and modern international art, and on museum practice today.