From the desert to the docks, farmland to the sea, this exhibition brings together four artists, who, along with Sekula, use photography or video not only as a tool for documentation but also as part of a discourse rooted in social relations.
On view for the first time at the gallery will be Sekula’s Message in a Bottle (from Fish Story Chapter 5) (first version). One of his best-known bodies of work, Fish Story is a sequential piece composed of over one hundred pictures in nine chapters documenting maritime spaces and the effects of globalization. Message in a Bottle specifically addresses the decline of the fishing economy in the small Spanish town of Vigo. Sekula has exhibited extensively both internationally and locally, with solo exhibitions most recently at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore; and Johan Jacobs Museum, Zurich, Switzerland. His work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Modern Art New York, NY; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museu de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; and Tate, London, UK, among several others.