Ohne Titel

Thomas Mayfried

26 Aug — Fall/Winter 22

Olympic Regatta Course

Against the background of the regatta course and the tribune, nine flagpoles can be seen in the foreground of Thomas Mayfried's draft, of which the four on the left are designed with motifs by Otl Aicher

Draft: Thomas Mayfried, 2022 / Designs: Otl Aicher, 1967 © Foto: Thomas Mayfried

The installation focuses on the visual appearance of the games and Otl Aicher’s visionary design concept – firmly anchored in the collective memory to this day.

Installation at the Olympic Regatta Course

The installation “Ohne Titel” (Untitled) by Thomas Mayfried draws attention to the visual appearance of the games. The design concept by Otl Aicher, who did an incredible amount for the political utopia of Munich ’72, is firmly anchored in the collective memory of the happy mood of the ’72 Games, also through the numerous throngs of flags in the urban space. On 38 flagpoles of the Oberschleißheim rowing regatta course, at the historic position, the hill on the west side, Thomas Mayfried will remember the unmistakable design of the games and deconstruct it for the viewer: Flags that illustrate the design grid, the color code, the typography of the Olympic design and its high social and communicative potential. planned period: August 26 to Fall/Winter 2022. A weekend educational program / workshop with students and interested ones is planned for the opening or during the historic duration of the Olympic Games (26 August – 11 September 2022).

Thomas Mayfried, born in 1966, lives and works in Munich.

Part of the 50th anniversary of the Munich Olympics


Olympic Regatta Course

Dachauer Str. 35, 85764 Oberschleißheim