Allan Sekula. Collective Sisyphus

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Allan Sekula. Sísif col.lectiu
Allan Sekula. Sísif col.lectiu

Barcelona hosts the first solo show in Spain of work by the late US photographer, Allan Sekula

This is the first solo show in Spain of work by Allan Sekula (Erie, 1951 - Los Angeles, 2013), one of the most significant names in modern photography from the second half of the 20th century. The Antoni Tàpies Foundation is showing two important blocks of work in which Sekula observed and analysed the impact of the maritime economy on the incipient globalisation of the 1990s, as well as a new moral framework imposed by neoliberalism at the start of the 21st century. This exhibition pays tribute to an artist who maintained a close relationship with Barcelona in the years after the city hosted the 1992 Olympic Games; the place fascinated him as a case study for examining the new forms that injustice can adopt in the context of neoliberalism.