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Street posters

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Paper 25 Recycled 125

Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters
Street posters

Photos: Rita Osipova

Shifting Perspective

As digitalisation proceeds, the era of posters is coming to an end. Layers of information that cover city walls will soon vanish. It will take decades before the anthropological value of these papers remain recognised as an abundant source of information about what we eat, what we do, who we vote for and what problems we fight for today. But what if it is too late by then?

As a curator of current culture, Rita Osipova uses the form language of the ancient Greeks to create modern artefacts. She collected street posters in Berlin, London, Paris and Rotterdam and sculpted them into archaeological finds. What is now seen as trash may be unique pieces of heritage in the future.

Making process

The street posters appear on top of each other unconsciously without much intervention from the creator. Rita Osipova is a curator of communal work, work by people who are creating layers of information about the present historical era.

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Ingredients

Street posters

Physical samples

  • 137-1

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