Allan Sekula in FRONT Triennial
July 7, 2018
Allan Sekula will be included in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films, and public programs that will launch its inaugural edition in July. An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises, in collaboration with museums, civic institutions, and alternative spaces across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, will showcase an ambitious roster of projects, including performance and theater throughout the landscape and built environment.
Allan Sekula's Fish Story back in print
July 5, 2018
Allan Sekula's Fish Story will be re-published by MACK books in July 2018. Completed between 1989 and 1995, Fish Story saw Sekula’s career-long pursuit of a contemporary ‘critical realism’ reach its most complex articulation. Fish Story reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards traditional documentary photography.
Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Columbia College Chicago
March 21, 2018
Allan Sekula and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle are both featured in the exhibition Waterworld at the Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago. This group exhibition united by the theme of water also features artists such as Leslie Baum, Drexciya, Julie Marie Lemon, Mohau Modisakeng and David Nasca.
Allan Sekula at Henry Art Gallery
February 8, 2018
Allan Sekula is featured in the exhibition The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. The exhibition marks the occasion of the Henry's ninetieth anniversary with the first museum-wide showing of the contemporary collection, featuring over fifty artworks by an international roster of artists working in various media.
Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra acquired by TBA21
January 9, 2018
Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra, 2002-2003 has been acquired by Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna, Austria. Consisting of twenty photographs in total, the photo-essay documents the 2002 oil spill off the Galician coast in Spain and Portugal.
Allan Sekula's Portraits of Salespeople Acquired by Harvard Art Museums
October 25, 2017
Allan Sekula's Portraits of Salespeople, 1973 has been acquired by the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this early body of work, Sekula views American capitalism through a critical lens, while sensitively portraying the individual workers who contribute to the system.
Allan Sekula at Orange County Museum of Art
October 3, 2017
Allan Sekula will be included in the exhibition, Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection, on view at the Orange County Museum of Art from October 7 - December 31, 2017. The installation of over 75 works from the OCMA collection reveals how impactful OMCA has been in supporitng some of the most influential artists of our time, often at pivotal moments in their careers.
Allan Sekula's Seventy in Seven (from Fish Story, Chapter 4) Acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago
June 13, 2017
The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired Seventy in Seven (from Fish Story, Chapter 4), 1993-1994. With a total of nine chapters, Fish Story was created over a seven-year period of research into maritime industries and included travel to industrial ports all over the world. It remains one of Sekula's best known and most important works.
Allan Sekula at Antoni Tàpies Foundation
June 10, 2017
The Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona presents Allan Sekula: Collective Sisyphus opening June 13, 2017. The exhibition, Sekula's first solo show in Spain, will feature the artist's later bodies of work focusing on his research into the maritime industries, including Fish Story, 1988-1995 and Ship of Fools / The Docker's Museum, 1999-2010.
Allan Sekula in documenta 14
April 18, 2017
Allan Sekula's School is a Factory will be featured in documenta 14 in Athens from April 8 - July 16, 2017. School is a Factory, a body of work consisting of 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 graphic panels, will be exhibited at the Athens School of Fine Arts, a formerly abonded, repurposed textile factory.
Allan Sekula: Early Works Review in Artforum
April 4, 2017
Allan Sekula: Early Works has been reviewed by Kavior Moon in the April issue of Artforum.
"Photography held a particular attraction for Sekula, whose eloquent writings on the medium’s history are as notable as his photo-based works. With characteristic clarity, Sekula outlined some of the appealing yet problematic features intrinsic to photography, including “its unavoidable social referentiality, its way of describing—albeit in enigmatic, misleading, reductive and often superficial terms—a world of social institutions, gestures, manners, relationships.” Photography, for Sekula, was not a means to an end but a social practice, one that would take him to port cities around the world as he conducted his final intensive studies of maritime industries and trade, prior to his death in 2013."
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Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s, featuring Allan Sekula
March 22, 2017
The work of Allan Sekula will be discussed in the upcoming symposium Developing Room: Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Bringing together international art historians and curators, the symposium, which will take place on March 23 and 24, will address the resurgence of documentary photography during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s.
Allan Sekula at Columbus Museum of Art
March 16, 2017
The Columbus Museum of Art presents Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories, opening March 17, 2017. The exhibition will debut the museum's recently acquired preliminary version of Aerospace Folktales, 1973, a largescale photographic installation, including 142 photographs, a written commentary, and four audio interviews that investigate the artist’s own class and family circumstances. This early version of Aerospace Folktales has not been exhibited in its entirety in more than thirty years.
Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula Archive
March 14, 2017
The Getty Research Institute has announced their acquisition of the Allan Sekula Papers ca. 1960-2013. Comprised of four hundred boxes of correspondences, illustrations, photographs, notebooks and research materials, the papers give insight to Sekula's socially engaged practice as an artist, writer, filmmaker and critic.
Sekula beyond Sekula: Program at TBA21
March 2, 2017
In conjunction with Allan Sekula: OKEANOS, TBA21 will present an eleven-week-long program entitled Sekula beyond Sekula beginning Friday, March 3rd. Sekula beyond Sekula is a program of contemporary artists’ films dedicated to Allan Sekula and his relation to the sea. The aim of the program is to bring light to the relevance of Sekula’s legacy by exploring how his interests and language have been transmitted, interpreted, and expanded upon by several generations of visual artists.
Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space in documenta 14
February 1, 2017
Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Space will be featured in Documenta 14. The Forgotten Space is a two-hour-long essay film directed by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, which draws attention to the neglected industrial districts of docklands. By drawing connections between ports around the world and the people who work in them, the film unveils the global supply chain's disastrous impact on the environment and workers' rights.
Walkthrough of Allan Sekula: Early Works with Hamza Walker
January 25, 2017
On Saturday, February 11th, Christopher Grimes Gallery will host a walkthrough of Allan Sekula: Early Works led by Hamza Walker. The walkthrough will begin at 3PM.
Hamza Walker is the Executive Director of LAXART in Hollywood. He recently co-curated the 2016 Made in L.A. exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and has also served as Associate Curator and Director of Education at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and as professor of painting and drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
Please RSVP here.
Allan Sekula: OKEANOS at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
January 23, 2017
Allan Sekula: OKEANOS will open on February 21, 2017 at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Augarten, Austria. The exhibition brings together selections of Sekula's body of work addressing his research into maritime space. Through photographic series and filmic works, OKEANOS will engage Sekula's most pointed critiques of the maritime industries, namely globalization’s deregulated liquid spaces, lax environmental policies and sub-par labor standards.
Allan Sekula: Early Works Discussion
January 16, 2017
Christopher Grimes Gallery was pleased to host a lively and information panel discussion on the career of Allan Sekula in conjunction with the opening reception of Allan Sekula: Early Works. Panelists included Jill Dawsey, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Philipp Kaiser, independent curator; and Glenn Phillips, Curator at the Getty Research Institute.
Allan Sekula at Minneapolis Institute of Art
January 10, 2017
Resistance, Protest, Resilience, a photography exhibition featuring Allan Sekula is on view through April 2nd at the Minneapolis Art Institute. The exhibition features 60 photographs from the MIA collection that have documented protests from a selection of political movements in the 20th century, among them the Civil Rights Movement, Japan’s U.S. security treaty conflict, the Iranian Revolution, Vancouver’s Gastown riots, and the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
Allan Sekula at the Reina Sofia Museum
December 28, 2016
Territories and Fictions, an exhibition featuring the work of Allan Sekula, is on view through March 13th at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. The exhibition is a presentation of works from the museum's permanent collection is largely made up of recent acquisitions and approaches the languages and artistic practices that defined the period between the end of the 1990s and 2007 – both in Spain and internationally.
Clark Art Institute Receives Allan Sekula's Library
December 1, 2016
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, has received the fifteen-thousand-volume personal library of Allan Sekula. The library was donated to the institute by the late artist's wife, art historian and professor, Sally Stein. Established in 1962, the Clark Art Institute Library now contains over 270,000 non-circulating publications focusing on post-medieval European and American art.