Tag Archive | Allan Sekula

Sekula Symposium in Singapore

It’s a bit too much of a hike for me, but fellow followers and critics of Allan Sekula’s who are in the neighbourhood should consider heading to NTU in Singapore on 26 September to attend what looks like a fantastic day devoted to his work. The symposium accompanies an ongoing Sekula exhibit there. Thanks to […]

Sekula, Space, and Protest: Reflections on the Ship of Empty Boxes

Sekula, Space, and Protest: Reflections on the Ship of Empty Boxes

I’m just back from a weekend in London that was a surprisingly coherent exploration into the intersections of art, politics, protest, mobility, and the ocean. The initial component – and the thing that brought me to London in the first place – was a symposium co-sponsored by Birkbeck College’s Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck’s Institute […]

Nottingham Contemporary videos posted: the ocean as art

The Nottingham Contemporary has posted two videos from a visit that I made there last month, as part of the museum’s Aquatopia exhibit. The first is of a discussion that I had with cultural critic Sukhdev Sandhu prior to a viewing of Allan Sekula and Noel Burch’s The Forgotten Space, a film about which I’d […]

Allan Sekula, 1951-2013

I just learned of the death of Allan Sekula. Allan, who taught for several decades at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and died on August 10, 2013, was one of the most important people in my intellectual development and, from my perspective, one of the world’s great essayists, critics, artists, and social activists. […]

Sekula’s The Forgotten Space reviewed in Society & Space

My review of Allan Sekula’s The Forgotten Space has now been posted on the website of the journal Society & Space. For those interested in seeing the film, there’ll be a a Passenger Films event that combine a screening with other explorations into representations/erasures of the ocean and its affect in London on June 18. […]