27/01/2011 13' 16''

The artist, writer and critic Allan Sekula (Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, 1951 - 2013) is the author of numerous projects in which he reflects on the role of the documentary within the artistic medium. Part of the historic social realism movement, Sekula's work uses photography mainly to document fragments of contemporary reality that tend to be strategically ignored by the media universe of globalisation.

Son[i]a talks to Allan Sekula about the relationship between art and photography, about artistic activism, the role of the artist in the public sphere and "Waiting for Tear Gas" (1999-2000), a documentary project on the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle that is part of the MACBA Collection.

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