Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des Mines)

New Publication
Nicola Setari, Hilde Van Gelder, Bart de Baere, Mieke Bleyen & Edwin Carels

In mines and ports across the world, human labor sustains our industrial and globalized economies. Allan Sekula imagined and set out to realize an artwork, The Docker's Museum, which makes the struggles of miners, dockworkers, and seafarers visible through networks of metonymic objects that embody these workers' imaginaries. The collaborative notes gathered in this publication accompany the presentation of the "Mining Section (Bureau des mines)" of The Docker's Museum at the Anatomical Theater in Leuven in the Fall of 2016.

Published by AraMER, an imprint of MER. Paper Kunsthalle

€15, ISBN 9789492321428, 96 p., English

Lieven Gevaert Centre
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 pb 3313
B-3000 Leuven

Lieven Gevaert Centre
UC Louvain, Archéologie et d'histoire d'art
FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1 bte L3.03.13
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve