Allan Sekula. Sísif col.lectiuExhibitions and activities
06/14/2017 - 09/25/2017
Allan Sekula (Erie, 1951 – Los Angeles, 2013) is one of the most important figures in modern photography of the second half of the twentieth century. His work focuses on a critique of the links that photography has always maintained with the economy, work and the politics of representation.
Allan Sekula. Collective Sisyphus will be this artist’s first individual exhibition in Spain. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies will show two main areas of his work in which Sekula observes and analyses the impact of maritime economy on the incipient globalisation of the 1990s, as well as the new moral premises imposed by neoliberalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century. . Fish Story (1989–95), a classic among works initiating a critique of global capitalism, and Ship of Fools / The Docker’s Museum (2010–13), the work to which he devoted himself in the last years of his life, put forward a new way of understanding photographic practice.
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