Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand is regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists whose work in photography and, most recently stop-animation films, is at the forefront of contemporary art.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 30 November 2012 to Sunday 17 March 2013

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Tuesday 18 September 2012.
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Demand initially worked as a sculptor who used photography to document his ephemeral creations. From 1993 his creative practice changed and, from then on, he made sculptures for the sole purpose of photographing them. Demand begins with an image, often taken from media sources and frequently dealing with traumatic or politically important events, and creates a life-size replica of the image using paper and cardboard. The effect of these uncanny reconstructions is to destabilise our understanding of the sites which we ‘know’ so well through reproduction.

This exhibition will feature a selection of photographs and 35mm films as chosen by the artist.