Allan SekulaArt isn't fair - further essays on the traffic in photographs and related media
« How does photography serves to legitimate and normalize existing power relationships ? How does it serve as the voice of authority, while simultaneously claiming to constitute a token of exchange betwenn equal partners ? What havens and temporary escapes from the realm of necessity are provided by photographic means ? What resistances are encouraged and streghtened ? » Allan Sekula.
Art Isn’t Fair is the title of the last video completed in 2012 by Allan Sekula (1951-2013), a work commenting on the rise of art fairs as yet another international gathering of moneyed elites. This new compilation of textual, photographic and filmic essays underscores Sekula’s longstanding engagement with the many intersections between art, photography, and the shifting terrain of power struggles from both a local and international perspective. Bringing together an ensemble of works that Sekula never had the chance to publish together before his death in 2013, this new collection expands our sense of the persistent depth and breadth of Sekula’s concerns and commitments.
- Language English
- Format22 x 27 cm