Jeroen Verbeek

University of Leuven

A “Larger Montage:” Making Sense of Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / the Dockers’ Museum (2010-2013)

This presentation will suggest novel openings into Allan Sekula’s Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum via a contextual analysis and close reading of a selection of key objects and photographs. The presentation will take Sekula’s concept of the Larger Montage at face value. This underlying structuring principle – a ‘deliberate metasequence’ as he once called it – will serve as a methodological tool that allows to unearth rhizomatic connections within the work itself, his broader oeuvre, his extensive writings and notebooks.