Published since 2010 by art historian Remi Parcollet and artists Aurélien Mole and Christophe Lemaitre, Postdocument has been dedicated to the photography of artworks in the exhibition context. It showcases a curated selection of pictures taken by amateur or professional photographers next to an extended caption. Each issue features exhibition views selected according to one of the 16 permanent entries making up the published pictures' captions (title, institution, courtesy, photographer...). Postdocument will ultimately consist of 16 issues.
Midway of the entire project, the Postdocument Reader reshapes the previous 7 issues under the direction of graphic design studio Spassky Fischer.
Exclusively published in this book, issue number 8 focuses on the entry “Dimensions” (of the work). This eighth sequence brings together exhibition pictures taken in cultural institutions occupying post-industrial spaces. This architectural typology, given its influence on art practices and on their scales (within biennales, for example, often considered a context for production), takes part in the writing of today's art history. The history of architecture thus informs art history in an anachronistic relationship where contemporary art echoes the productivist architecture of a former industrial time.
This eighth issue is published exclusively within the reader; this last issue is bilingual English / French, as do blurbs and colophon.
Aurélien Mole (born 1975 in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Paris) is a French artist, art critic and curator. After graduating of the Louvre school in History of Photography, he continued his studies at the National School of Photography in Arles and concluded it with a Master on exhibition practices directed by Catherine Perret
and Christian Bernard
He has been showing his work in solo exhibitions at the Lucile Corty Gallery in 2009, in Marseille in 2011, at the Villa du Parc in 2012, at the Dohyang Lee gallery in 2014, and at Passerelle in 2015. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in France and abroad.
As an art critic, he regularly published reviews relating to the exhibition as well as monographs on contemporary artists (Aurélien Froment
, Guillaume Leblon
, Gaël Pollin, etc.) in the Art21
magazine. He has also produced exhibitions based on devices within the collective Le Bureau/ (A Simple Plan
, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, in 2009; The Bonnard'syndrom
, Villa du Parc 2014) and in his own name (Images grow old otherwise as Those who Make them
in 2012 at CNEAI
in 2019 with Julien Carreyn
at Frac Poitou Charente, The Asides
with Orange Rouge in 2023).
Since 2008, he has produced photographic documentation for numerous artists, institutions and galleries. Finally, he is one of the founding members of the magazine dedicated to exhibition views Postdocument
. And has published several books including Artists as Iconographers
with Garance Chabert (Empire) or Véronique
designed by the artist My-Lan Hoang-Thuy.