**Edition of 300 copies, numbered** Thomas Mailaender
and Erik Kessels
are both artists who work with the re-appropriation of images. They’re compulsive collectors of photographs and keen observers of sociological patterns. Also they both take the absurd and ridiculous very, very seriously. That said it comes as no real surprise that these two get along like dynamite and matches. For Unseen 2017
they’ve created the ‘Photo Pleasure Palace’ a special place where you can come to have fun and set your mind on fire after spending a day browsing the galleries. The Photo Pleasure Palace is a combination of a photographic exhibition, installation and a fun fair. It shows that visitors of Unseen can interact and experience photography in an alternative way.
This new vinyl with booklet welcomes you to their weird-and-wonderland, a place where pleasure is guaranteed and photos are in imminent danger.
Erik Kessels (1966) is a Dutch artist, designer and curator with a particular interest in photography, and creative director of KesselsKramer, an advertising agency in Amsterdam. Kessels and Johan Kramer established the "legendary and unorthodox" KesselsKramer in 1996, and KesselsKramer Publishing, their Amsterdam-based publishing house, both of which they continue to run.