Elaborat conjuntament pel M HKA (Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Anvers) i la KU Leuven (Universitat Catòlica de Lovaina), aquest projecte d’investigació interdisciplinari a llarg termini se centra en un conjunt d’obres específic, però alhora complex. Obres polifacètiques i amb nombroses possibilitats d’instal·lació, inacabades i amb un final obert: Ship of Fools / The Dockers' Museum (2010-2013), de l’artista i teòric Allan Sekula (1951-2013). Nodrit per la investigació dels membres de l'equip, el projecte continua evolucionant en una successió de fruits de la recerca, com aquesta plataforma digital.

Allan Sekula

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°1951 (Erie, Pennsylvania, US) - †2013 (Los Angeles, US)

Principally working with photography, Allan Sekula is also widely recognised as a filmmaker, writer, teacher and activist. Coming from a background in conceptual art, and like many of his generation politicised by the Vietnam War, he has gone on to substantially extend the repertoire of documentary photography. In his practice Sekula has consistently addressed questions of class and the conditions of labour, in tandem with a spirited and rigorous critique of contemporary capitalism. His work avoids the heroic, favouring instead sequences of images which plot complex economic and social processes. During his career, Sekula has repeatedly returned to the theme of maritime space, through a number of interrelated books, films and exhibitions including Fish Story, TITANIC’s wake and Lottery of the Sea.