Allan Sekula: TITANIC’s wake (Camera Austria, 2003)

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Classic, Color, Photobook

TITANIC’s wake stellt Sekulas Arbeiten “Dear Bill Gates” (1999), “TITANIC’s wake” (1998 – 2000) und “Waiting for Tear Gas” (1999/2000) in den Zusammenhang dieses “kritischen Dokumentarismus”, dessen Hintergrund in der für ihn typischen Verbindung von Fotografie und Essay, Konzeptkunst und kritischem Journalismus besteht.

 

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© 2003 Alan Sekula, Edition Camera Austria

 

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““If TITANIC’s wake were a historical novel, Bill Gates, James Cameron, Frank Gehry, Herman Melville, Alexander Calder, Winslow Homer and Honoré de Balzac would all be characters. So would a host of lesser-known figures: the elderly Russian painter Luboff Khoudyakova, the young American anti-globalization activist Kaela Economou, the French metalworker Michel Boireau. This premise sounds both grandiose and impossible: I may be a writer, but I am not a novelist, and I have no particular appetite or aptitude for fictional characterization. But perhaps my confession to this novelistic fantasy can provide a key for viewers. Hopefully, TITANIC’s wake demonstrates that a simple visual diary of the last two years of the twentieth century can suggest the epic sweep and resonance of a historical novel, without in any way trying to be a historical novel, and without departing from the pictorial possibilities of careful documentary photography.” (Allan Sekula) http://camera-austria.at/ausstellungen/allan-sekula-titanics-wake-2/?lang=en

 

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Artist: https://www.cgrimes.com/artists/allan-sekula/

 

Publisher: http://camera-austria.at/ausstellungen/allan-sekula-titanics-wake/

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