'Thomas Demand Nationalgalerie’, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, September 18, 2009 – January 17, 2010
'Thomas Demand’, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 4 – May 30, 2005
'Thomas Demand’, Fondation Cartier puor l´Art Contemporain, Paris, November 24, 2000 – February 11, 2001
Demand, T. (2000). Thomas Demand. Paris: Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain. p.35.
Demand, T. (2009). Nationalgalerie. Göttingen: Steidl
About Thomas Demand
Thomas Demand creates large-scale photographs that probe the relationship between reproduction and original. Trained as a sculptor, the German artist reconstructs media images of complex interior scenes using ephemeral materials like paper and cardboard. After photographing the painstakingly-crafted, life-sized models, Demand destroys them, leaving only photographic evidence of their fleeting existence. Demand's images often suggest recent activity, yet are eerily devoid of people, resembling the appearance of a film set or even a forensic photograph. Describing his practice of sculpture-based photography, Demand once said, "My work is in itself a ghost of my vision."
German, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California