Thomas Mailaender

Saturday 19 May 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michael Hoppen - C1

The Fun Archaeology
Designed as an artist book The Fun Archeology presents the collection envisioned by French artist Thomas Mailaender. Over more than a decade he gathered thousands of originals documents found on flea markets, websites, charity sales or car boot sales. A wide range of materials going from war letters to pornography, family photo album to political leaflet, anonymous work to artists proofs. By sequencing this body of images Mailaender creates a very personal and impressive visual archeology of the 20th century.

The 112 items selected for the publication are all captioned and recontextualised.