Jointly developed by M HKA and the KU Leuven, this long-term, interdisciplinary research project focuses on a specific, yet complex body of work; multifaceted and variably installable, unfinished and open-ended: Ship of Fools / The Dockers' Museum (2010-2013) by artist and theorist Allan Sekula (1951-2013). Informed by the research of the team members, the project continues to evolve in a succession of research outputs, such as this digital platform.


The texts excerpts/extracts that follow represent a small sample of the publication outputs of the project’s research members. They are taken from the following books:

•          H. Van Gelder (ed.), Allan Sekula. Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2015)

•          N. Setari and H. Van Gelder (eds), Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines). Collaborative Notes (Ghent: AraMER, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2016), which accompanied the research presentation Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines), coordinated by the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art, and Visual Culture (LGC) in collaboration with M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.