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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Jie Hui marked it as to-read Jul 29, 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. The key project, Fish Xekula was created over a five-year period and considers global maritime trade as an integral part of capitalist market forces.

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. James marked it as to-read Jul 22, Jacques Derrida, Spectres aekula Marx: 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 sekulq work to ad hocclandestine Export Processing Zones in the global South as well as subterranean sweatshops in the North.

On land the viewer is privy to these mostly unseen frontier towns for the global circulation of containers, within which individual people occupy a variety of positions. Witte de With Contemporary Art. Mario marked it as to-read Jan 23, The photographs constitute a unique record of unemployment and dilapidation in the old industrial powers, the capitalist sotry of cheap labor around the globe, and the strenuous work of seafaring.


But by the s this postmodern critique had hardened into the opposite doxa, namely that social knowledge was irrecoverable by photography, and that realism was a defunct project. Want to Read saving…. NTU CCA Singapore presents Fish Story, to be continuedbringing together for the first time in Southeast Asia an important body of xtory by the late eminent American artist and photographer, theorist and photography historian, Allan Sekula.

The opening chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California. 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.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

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 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 seula the project under the international spotlight for the first time. Fish Story was completed and first exhibited in Januarybefore the wave of general strikes in France that occurred between November and December that year.

Fish Story, to fiish continued News. Fish StorySekula’s magnum opus, underscores photography’s role in labor history and in working class responses to globalization. She is the author of Dialectical Passions: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the last year of Sekula’s life, she returned to Los Angeles to help organize his archive, and since that time has overseen the inventory of his studio and arranged for a number of key posthumous exhibitions and publications.


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Alma P added it Oct 20, 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. Mark rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Look at it if you are at all interested in shipping seku,a, ports, people and the economy. Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Aug 13, Not fih because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig.