Allan Sekula at the Reina Sofia Museum

December 28, 2016

Allan Sekula, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Allan Sekula, Lottery of the Sea, 2006, single-channel video, color, sound, 179 min., dimensions variable, edition of 5

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 and is largely made up of recent acquisitions that approach the languages and artistic practices that defined the period between the end of the 1990s and 2007 – both in Spain and internationally.

 

Territories and Fictions asks a series of questions specific to life in the new millenium. The question of the effects of globalisation and new geopolitical configurations are tackled by artists such as Allan Sekula and Zoe Leonard. An examination of languages of modernity and their ties to colonial processes is found in the works of Leonor Antunes, Ines Doujak and Adrià Julià. And the effects of transformation and gentrification are studied by artists such as María Ruido, Patrick Faigenbaum and Manolo Laguillo.