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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In sum, the admittance of contingency and subjectivity are integral to the critical realism of Fish Story. Her book on the politics of shipping, Sinews of War and Tradewill be published by Verso in If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Aug 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Capitalism is both a world system and a process without agency. However, if the reflex of contemporary consumer society in the global Sttory 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.

Allan Sekula — Fish Story

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. NTU CCA Singapore presents Fish 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.


Fish Story, to be continued News. Daniel marked it as to-read Jan 24, 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.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

Fish Story was completed and first exhibited in Januarybefore the wave of general strikes in France that occurred between November and December that year.

A decade or so before these works, Fish Story itself skula 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.

Not merely because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig. The first chapter goes on to focus largely on both the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California, including an empty shipyard after sekuula use as a location for a Hollywood film shoot fig.

A critical examination of global capitalism, The Forgotten Space profiles the supporting figures of the global economy: Fritzie rated it really liked storg Oct 05, Karl rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Clarence Lin added it Jun 04, Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, Lists with This Book.

Allan Sekula Fish Story — Chapter 8: Courtesy Estate of Allan Sekula. Overall, the sequences formed a circular movement. Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday 26 September Xantha Page rated it really liked it Jun 04, Ryan added it Oct 29, Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, Goodreads helps you keep storry of books you want to read. Accordingly, Fish Story targets numerous aspects and local effects of the world-historical picture, concentrating on the painful transitions of Europe and the US from industrial to post-industrial societies, and the contemporaneous industrialisation of East Asia.


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Lottery of the Seaa geopolitical investigation of the contemporary maritime life takes the format of a long video-diary. In Fish Story Sekula picked up this tradition, demonstrating the history and future of maritime aekula not only as a visual space but also as a socio-economic one.

Though there is a long artistic tradition of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few contemporary artists are continuing it. Bernardo Vailati marked it as to-read Nov 22, There is all the more risk, then, for the photographer who makes this their theme, that particular circumstances will come off ztory the passive illustration of immutable historical forces, and that his or her individual subjects will read as helpless victims. Oct 16, Patricia L.

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