Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Allan Sekula

Shipwreck, Istanbul (triptych),
1999-2007, type-c print, 3 framed works, each : 35-1/4 x 49 inches , 89.5 x 124.5 cm, edition of 5,AS135

Percebeiros (Shellfishers) working and army preparing (Tourinan, 12-24-02),
2002-2003, cibachrome diptych, 22 x 80-1/2 inches, edition of 5,AS066

Large and small disasters (Islas Cíes and Bueu, 12-20-02)
2002-2003, cibachrome triptych,
50-3/4 x 27-1/4 inches,
edition of 5,AS080

Disposal pit (Lendo, 12-23-02),
2002-2003, cibachrome diptych, 20-1/2 x 49-1/2 inches, edition of 5,AS081

Volunteer's soup (Isla de Ons, 12-19-02)
2002-2003, cibachrome diptych,
2 parts, each: 64 x 44 inches,
edition of 5,AS064

Allan Sekula is an American artist, writer, and critic that is currently based at CalArts. He was born in 1951 in Erie, Pennsylvania. His works are primarily photography based, but is also know to use film. He works are also heavily based in critical writings of "Late Capitalism" where he makes many critiques of the current systems of production and labor. His art works create critical questions that rise from social reality and globalization and concentrate on what he describes as "the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world" (Wikipedia). Sekula has had many international solo exhibitions and is the benefactor to numerous grants and fellowships such as the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Research Institute, the Deutsche Akademischer Austausdienst and the Atelier Calder.



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1 comment:

Steven D. Keirstead said...

Very nice work, I love multi-image works. They make me feel something of what it was like to be there at that point in time and space.