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Exhibition Opening | Allan Sekula: Photography At Work

3ishbeirut

Wednesday, 28 June till Friday, 29 September 2017
Beirut Art Center
The Event

Opening 28 June 2017, 6 to 9pm.
This exhibition runs until 29 September 2017

"Photography At Work" shows the work of the late American artist Allan Sekula, an influential photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic who died in 2013. Sekula's works have been a unique reference in debates and conversations about photography, art and politics for over 40 years

"Photography At Work" will feature over fifty photographic works, slide shows and videos selected from the breadth of Allan Sekula's artistic practice, and revisited through a set questions that has informed his work and that continue to be relevant today: What can photography do and what is at work with this specific medium? How does photography serve to legitimize and normalize existing power relationships? What havens and temporary escapes from the realm of necessity are provided by photographic means? What resistances are encouraged and strengthened? How is historical and social memory preserved, transformed, restricted and obliterated by photographs? What futures are promised; what futures are forgotten? As Sekula himself contended, these questions concern in the broadest sense “the ways in which photography constructs an imaginary economy.”

Read more about Allan Sekula and the exhibition on the following webpage:
http://www.beirutartcenter.org/en/single-event/photography-at-work

 

 

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