Sekula beyond Sekula: Program at TBA21

March 2, 2017

Allan Sekula, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Allan Sekula, still from Lottery of the Sea, 2006

In conjunction with Allan Sekula: OKEANOS, TBA21 will present a series of programs 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. 


The program presents a series of recent films made by contemporary artists whose overall practice has been informed by Allan Sekula’s thinking or who have made particular works that meet, overlap with, or complicate Sekula’s concerns and ideology. Responding to the oceanic focus of the exhibition Allan Sekula: OKEANOS the film selection explores artistic approaches to the oceans and to the notion of liquid spaces. It presents a series of works that depict and critically analyse economical, social and geopolitical contexts that take place at the sea or that use water in a metaphorical, symbolical means to discuss neo-liberal economics, international trade and financial schemes within the context of late capitalism.


Sekula beyond Sekula will be presented every Friday at 6 pm at TBA21 for 11 consecutive weeks starting on the 3rd of March. The program is curated by Filipa Ramos and Cory Scozzari and includes films by Julieta Aranda, Will Benedict and David Leonard, Hannah Black, CAMP (Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran), Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, Jennifer Chan, Rob Chavasse, Tyler Coburn, Morag Keil and Georgie Nettell, Mikhail Karikis, Salomé Lamas, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Lisa Rave, Ben Russell, Susan Schuppli, and Andrew Norman Wilson.