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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Jul 31, Orlane rated it it was amazing Shelves: All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

Donald Strauss marked it as to-read Aug 29, Tara Robbins marked it as to-read Nov 07, Acknowledgements This paper is a revised version of an article originally published in immediationsDecemberpp. Taking Aim at the Brand BulliesLondonpp. Contemporary Art from the Collection March 8— April 111 other work identified. Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid?

Sofia marked it as to-read Mar 11, NTU CCA Singapore presents Fiah Story, to be continuedbringing together for the first time in Southeast Asia an important body of works by the late eminent American artist and photographer, theorist and photography historian, Allan Sekula.

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

This is true enough of advertising and fisj mass media. The project has seven chapters, incorporating color photographs, twenty-six black-and-white text panels, and two slide projections.

Hughes rated it liked it Feb 03, Mirjam Visscher rated it liked it Nov 08, Witte de With Contemporary Art. The photographs and slide installations were combined with text panels, which commented on the project.

Fish Story

Buchloh discusses a poster designed by Sekula for the exhibition Fish Story Work in Progressat 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. 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 on the actual social space of ports.


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. Social Suffering in Contemporary Societytrans. Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, Along these journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling — with pen and camera — the experiences of diverse workforces.

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.

For Buchloh, documentary as a form of realism is of utmost importance in this equation. Eighty 35mm color slides. Since its conception, Sekula sought to build the project cumulatively, exhibiting and publishing Fish Story as a work in progress.

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Mark rated it it was amazing Feb 17, 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. Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Aug 13, The first and fourth fixh demonstrate most clearly that geography is an organising principle of the seven xtory sequences, and it is on the basis of this identification in particular that the viewer is encouraged to draw such parallels as that between Northern industrial decline and Southern industrial development, and thence to draw further local parallels within and across the chapters.

With the exhibition Fish StoryAmerican artist Allan Sekula reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography.


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Fritzie rated it really liked it Oct 05, If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Buchloh, in Sekulap. Trivia About Fish Story. 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. Karl rated it it was amazing Mar 11, If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.

Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, 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.

Lottery of the Seaa geopolitical investigation of the contemporary maritime life takes the format of a long video-diary. 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. Mohsen Ameri marked it as to-read Nov 27, She served as a key assistant to Allan Sekula during the last decade of his life, and particularly as German liaison for his work at documenta XII.

Mariana Ardito abrao marked it as to-read Aug 16, 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From —, Sekula spent seven years photographing harbours and major port cities around the world.

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