Elaborado conjuntamente por el M HKA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Amberes) y la KU Leuven (Universidad Católica de Lovaina), este proyecto de investigación interdisciplinar a largo plazo se centra en un conjunto de obras específico, pero complejo. Obras polifacéticas y con numerosas posibilidades de instalación, inacabadas y con un final abierto: Ship of Fools / The Dockers' Museum (2010-2013) por el artista y teórico Allan Sekula (1951-2013). Alimentado de la investigación de los miembros del equipo, el proyecto continúa evolucionando en una sucesión de resultados de investigación, como esta plataforma digital.

CONTEXTS

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Allan Sekula — Ship of Fools, M HKA, Antwerp, 2010,
Installation

28 May 2010 — 5 September 2010
M HKA

Ship of Fools continues Allan Sekula's investigation into the sea as a forgotten space that binds together shifting sites of production with markets and consumers around the world. It features the voyage of the Global Mariner, a ship that circumnavigated the globe between 1998 and 2000, carrying an exhibition detailing the conditions of workers in the shipping industry. Sekula documented this journey with portraits of seafarers, dock workers and port cities, which register the affects of globalisation on people’s lives. With these works, the artist counters the myth that underpins neoliberal ideology of painless flows of goods and capital that constitute international trade. In the context of the exhibition M HKA also organised an interview with Allan Sekula and Grant Watson.