30 December 2007

Allan Sekula

"Dead Letter Office (Shipyard Welder, Ensenada)" 1996-1997
© Allan Sekula

"Los Ricos Destruyen el Planeta"(2007) © Allan Sekula

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Addendum (31 December): A comment from Beth Wilson (posted below) sent me in search of the image she mentions. Here it is:

"Alle Menschen werden Schwester,"
Allan Sekula at Documenta 12 (2007)

You can find photos of the rest of Sekula's installations at Documenta 12 here. Thanks Beth!
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Further addendum (5 January 08)
: I came across this interview with Sekula from BOMB magazine (Summer 05) today so thought I'd add a link.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting to see how Sekula's re-purposed this image...at last summer's Documenta, we were greeted at the exit of the Wilhelmshoehe train station with a large banner of this same image, with the ransom-note style lettering that read: "Alle Menschen werden Schwester"--a great feminist rehabilitation of Schiller's Ode to Joy call for "All men will become brothers". For me, it set into motion all the fantastic stuff in store through the rest of Documenta 12.

Cheers,
Beth Wilson

31 December, 2007 10:19  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks Beth. I've updated the post to include the image you mention. Jim

31 December, 2007 11:43  

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