Still from Noël Burch and Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Spaces (2012). 

Still from Noël Burch and Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Spaces (2012). 

 

FORGOTTEN SPACES: A FILM SCREENING AND CONVERSATION WITH ALLAN SEKULA, BENJAMIN BUCHLOH, AND DAVID HARVEY

As part of the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility, this event featured the U.S. Premiere of The Forgotten Space, an award-winning essay film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch. This screening was followed by a conversation between Allan Sekula, art historian Benjamin Buchloh, and geographer David Harvey, introduced by Anthony Vidler, Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, New York.

Moving between the four port cities of Bilbao, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, The Forgotten Space excavates the maritime world as a space that is often foreclosed from mainstream awareness. This film reinscribes the sea as a crucial site within complex networks of global capitalism. Sekula and Burch intertwine this with narratives of the stories of people working in the world’s major harbors. The conversation following the film will explore the relationship between capitalism and uneven geographical development.

This event was co-sponsored by The Cooper Union and organized in conjunction with the exhibition Foreclosed: Between Crisis and Possibility at The Kitchen in New York.

 

 

May 15, 2011

The Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, New York


Whitney Museum of American Art:
Forgotten Spaces