Art for Mondays: Allan Sekula

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Shipwreck, Istanbul
1999-2007
C-prints, Image art.chicagobooth.edu

“At the latest since his participation in Documenta11, the American photographer and essayist Allan Sekula has been considered one of the most important of the contemporary artists who take a critical view of the economic, political, social, and cultural changes being brought about by the globalisation of politics and the economy. His projects consistently centre around a key issue in contemporary photography: How can art critically address and present the abstract and complex relationships of the post-industrial economic processes? For Allan Sekula, the solution is to “reinvent documentarism in a way that diverges both from the traditions of social documentary and from artistic photography and conceptual thinking” (from a conversation with Benjamin H.D. Buchloh). More on Allan Sekula

Titanic's Wake Allan Sekula
Titanic’s Wake
31 December 1999, off the Albanian coast
C-print on aluminium, Image artnet.com

 

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