Initially released in print in collaboration with Richter Verlag, Dusseldorf and the Fotografiska Museet in Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tramway, Glasgow; Le Channel, Scène nationale and Musée des Beaux Arts et de l. a. Dentelle, Calais
Texts via: Allan Sekula, “Fish Story,” “Dismal technological know-how” Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, “Allan Sekula: images among Discourse and Document”

With the exhibition Fish Story, American artist Allan Sekula (1951) reconstructed a realist version of photographic illustration, whereas taking a serious stance in the direction of conventional documentary photography.

Though there's a lengthy inventive culture of depicting harbors, ships and coastlines, few modern artists are carrying on with it. In Fish Story Sekula picked up this practice, demonstrating the heritage and way forward for maritime house not just as a visible area but additionally as a socio-economic one. Fish tale used to be his 3rd undertaking in a similar cycle of works that take care of the imaginary and real geography of the complex capitalistic international. A key factor in Fish Story is the relationship among containerized shipment circulate and the transforming into internationalization of the area commercial economic climate, with its results at the genuine social area of ports.

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