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International Symposium on the occasion of Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued

26 Sep 2015, Sat 10:30am - 4:45pm
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

On the occasion of Allan Sekula’s exhibition, Fish Story, to be continued, NTU CCA Singapore presents an international symposium that will mark a concluding point to the show and will highlight the continued relevance of Allan Sekula’s work and writings on the theme of globalisation and capitalism. The symposium will bring together art professionals who have collaborated with Allan Sekula across the years, as well as different researchers and artists who share a set of common interests with his work.The programme will focus on key themes underlying Allan Sekula’s practice including questions of critical realism in contemporary art, representation of labour as well as the vast topic of the sea.

The exhibition Fish Story, to be continued (3 July – 27 September 2015) brings together at NTU CCA Singapore core works of Allan Sekula’s research of the global maritime industry from the collections of Fond Regional d’art contemporain Bretagne, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu (NTU CCA Singapore), the exhibition introduces chapters from Fish Story(1988 – 1993) alongside two filmic extensions of the project, Lottery of the Sea (2006) and The Forgotten Space (2010), co-directed with the film theorist and director Nöel Burch.

Participants include:  Hilde Van Gelder, Director, Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Leuven; Carles Guerra, Director, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Roger Buergel, Director, Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich; Mercedes Vicente, Curator and Writer, PhD Candidate, Royal College of Art, London; Chung Chee Kit, naval architect and former director, Keppel; Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Curator, National Gallery Singapore; Charles Lim, Artist; Ute Meta Bauer, NTU CCA Singapore Founding Director and Anca Rujoiu, NTU CCA Singapore Curator, Exhibitions.

Part 1: Working with Allan Sekula | 10.30am – 2.30pm (with lunch break)
Speakers: Hilde van Gelder, Carles Guerra, Roger Buergel and Mercedes Vicente

Part 2: The Sea as Contested Territory | 2.30 – 3.45pm (with coffee break)
Speakers: Chung Chee Kit, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa and Charles Lim

Roundtable Discussions | 3.45 – 4.45pm
Moderated by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu

Coffee, lunch & refreshments will be provided by NTU CCA Singapore.