Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories

3/17/17 - 7/16/17

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 221-6801


Allan Sekula (American, 1951-2013) was one of his generation's most important practitioners, historians, and critics of photography. For forty years, he produced deeply personal documents about landscape, labor, and the history and uses of photography under global capitalism, always situating himself as an engaged citizen. This exhibition focuses on the artist's first major work Aerospace Folktales (1973), consisting of 142 photographs and four audio tracks that investigates the artist's own class position and familial circumstance. This unique version of the work has not been shown since the 1970s and was recently acquired by the Museum. Aerospace Folktales will be shown with a selection of slide shows, videos, and films from 1972 to 2012, including works made while he lived in Columbus, Ohio in the 1980s, that survey the idea of the disassembled movie in the artist's singular oeuvre.