Allan Sekula's: Fish Story / Walker Art Center
Aug. 24, 2023 - Jan. 21, 2024
The exhibition of Allan Sekula's major project: Fish Story by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis is still on view.
The Walker Art Center opened Allan Sekula: Fish Story, Sekula's groundbreaking nine-chapter image-based research project exploring the profound impact of the globalized shipping trade and its relationship to romantic notions of the sea. Regarded as one of the most influential photographers and thinkers of his generation, Allan Sekula (1951–2013) is known for blending documentary-style photography with essays to create poignant narratives that speak to and critique global social, economic, and political structures. Conceived as both an exhibition and a book, Fish Story is considered one of the most important conceptual photography projects of the 20th century and features 105 photographs, slide projections, and accompanying texts developed over the course of many years. The Walker's presentation of Fish Story marks the first time that the work will be presented in the United States in its entirety since its institutional debut tour in 1999. An evocative reflection on capitalism, labor, international politics, climate change, and our connections to water, Fish Story remains as relevant today as when Sekula first created it. The presentation will remain on view at the Walker through January 21, 2024.