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    Allan Sekula: Fish Story

    Edwards, Steve (2016) Allan Sekula: Fish Story. In: Hemingway, A. and Schneider, N. (eds.) Kunst Und Politik: Jahbuch Der Guernica-Gesellschaft. Hauptwerke politischer Kunst im 20. Jarhundert/Icons of 20th-Century Political Art. Kunst und politik 18 018. Gottingen, Germany: V&R unipress, pp. 147-157. ISBN 9783847106890.

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    An account of Allan Sekula's book and exhibition Fish Story of 1995. A work of photographs and texts, Fish Story is perhaps the most important critical engagement with globalising capitalism to emerge from the art world during the 1990s. This essay situates Fish Story in the critical debates on documentary, explores Sekula's counter argument about globalisation; and considers the artists attempt to overcome the division between modernism and realism. With 5 black-and-white photographs.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Icons of 20th-Century Political Art
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Allan Sekula, Fish Story, Photography, Capitalism, political art.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Photography Research Centre, History and Theory of
    Depositing User: Steve Edwards
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 11:36
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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