When the Forgotten and Discarded Becomes Art: Maren Jeleff’s Photography

  • Benedicta Wöllauer
Keywords: Maren Jeleff, photography, waste, graffiti


A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay presents the artwork of the Austrian anthropologist Maren Jeleff, and image which has become a work of art by being forgotten and discarded in the first place, only to be redefined as valuable within the institutional context of the exhibition.