Thomas Demand, Shed, 2006.

Lecture: Thomas Demand

September 14, 2011
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Contemporary artist Thomas Demand is known for his large-scale photographs. Using paper and cardboard to reconstruct scenes he finds in images taken from various media sources, he photographs the resultant models and then destroys them, complicating the relationship between reproduction and original. Demand (born 1964) has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, among numerous others. He is currently the Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Precarious Worlds: Contemporary Art from Germany exhibition, and is part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Public Lecture Series.


image credit: Thomas Demand, Shed, 2006. C-print mounted on Diasec, 5/6, 78 3/4 x 69 7/8". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase with funds from The David W. Kemper Memorial Foundation, 2011.