Alexander Streitberger and Hilde Van Gelder --Introduction /Planetary Madness: Globalizing the Ship of Fools /W.J.T. Mitchell --Part 1. Collecting Folly.Allan Sekula: The Double Helix of an Activist Stance and of Curating /Bart De Baere and Anja Isabel Schneider --The Stuff in the Studio: On Chris Larson's Land Speed Record (2016) /Stefanie Diekmann --Reframing the Aesthetics of Censorship /Ronnie Close --An Archive of Intensities: Vava's Video /Edwin Carels --Mining Allan Sekula: Four Exercises /Mining Allan Sekula: Four Exercises --Part 2. Maritime Failures and Imaginaries.The Land Seen by the Sea /The Land Seen by the Sea --Senses at Sea: For an Amphibian Cinema /Clara Masnatta --Breaking Open the Container: The Logistical Image and the Specter of Maritime Labor /Jonathan Stafford --"Do not Trespass."An Interview Conversation on the Genesis of Allan Sekula's Black Tide/Marea negra (2002-03) /Carles Guerra and Hilde Van Gelder --Part 3. Critical Realism in Dialogue."Cultural work as a Praxis."The Artist as Producer in the Work of Victor Burgin, Martha Rosler,and Allan Sekula /Alexander Streitberger --The Face of Protest /Stephanie Schwartz --Reading Against the Grain: Allan Sekula and the Rhetoric of Exemplarity /Anthony Abiragi --"Decolonize This Place": Realism and Humanism in Photography of Israel-Palestine /Benjamin J. Young.
"'Disassembled' Images takes as a point of departure Allan Sekula's productive approach of disassembling elements in order to reassemble them in alternative constellations. Some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as human labor in a globalized economy or the claim for radical democracy, are recurrent themes in Sekula's oeuvre and are investigated by a wide range of experts in this book. Addressing a variety of artworks, both by Sekula and other artists, the collected essays focus on three crucial aspects within recent politically engaged art: collecting as a tool for representing folly and madness, the confrontation of the maritime space of ecological disasters and geopolitical processes with alternative models of solidarity, and what Sekula named "critical realism" as a reflective method in search of new social agencies and creative freedom. A text-image portfolio by Marco Poloni completes this profound reflection on Sekula's influential legacy within contemporary visual art."--Provided by publisher.