Visual from the colloquium "Allan Sekula" at the Centre Pompidou.
Visual from the colloquium “Allan Sekula” at the Centre Pompidou.

“Allan Sekula” at Centre Pompidou

June 28, 2013
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Born in 1951, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist, and critic. He began making art in the early 1970s, staging performances, building installations, and producing photo series and films to examine the political, economic, and social conditions of advanced capitalism. His work addressed the representation gaps affecting certain worlds, those of work, economic flows, and education. This colloquium marks the release of Sekula’s early theoretical texts in French.

Please click here to view all of the colloquium sessions on the Centre Pompidou website, including presentations by:

  • Marie Muracciole, Writer and Curator, Paris and Beirut
  • Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor in the Department of History of Art at University College London
  • Carles Guerra, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)
  • Hilde Van Gelder, Curator, Art Critic, and Director of Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography
  • Tom Keenan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Bard College; Director, Human Rights Program
  • Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art in the History of Art and Architecture Department at Harvard University

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