A new exhibition of the work of Allan Sekula, curated by Marie Muracciole, opens tonight at Marian Goodman Gallery in London. ‘Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium’ presents a selection of works by the late American artist, whose practice engaged with processes of economic and social change during his lifetime. Sekula was inspired by critical Marxist theory, and his work recorded elements of the evolution of global capitalism.
We designed a small publication to accompany the show, featuring texts by Muracciole and others. These writings uphold Sekula’s own argument that when presented in isolation, the photographic image is radically insufficient as a mode of communication. The booklet explores the relationship between the visual and the written—a central concern within Sekula’s practice.
The exhibition is open until 18 May 2019, where copies of the booklet will be available.