Designed as an artist book The Fun Archaeology 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.
The Fun Archaeology