THOMAS DEMAND

Thomas Demand joins us in Sydney on a site-visit for a new Kaldor project and speaks with the senior curator of photography, Judy Annear, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Known for his highly luminous and compelling photography of 1:1 models, which he constructs from paper and cardboard, his works are often based on pre-existing photographs or press images and are destroyed once the photograph is taken. Demand’s practice interlaces sculpture, architecture and photography and forces us to reconsider our perceptions of a highly mediated world. Demand studied at the Düsseldorf Academy and at Goldsmiths College in London. He has exhibited extensively internationally, including a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2005. Currently he is a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. In addition to a future Kaldor project in Australia, in May 2011, Demand’s work will be on display in the new contemporary galleries as part of the John Kaldor Family Collection.


Thomas Demand, Parlament / Parliament, 2009, C-Print/ Diasec, 180 x 223. © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/ Viscopy

When

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2011, 7:15PM

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney THOMAS DEMAND Joins us in Sydney on a site-visit for a new Kaldor Public Art Project and speaks with the senior curator of photography, Judy Annear, at the Art Gallery of NSW. CENTENARY AUDITORIUM, ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY

Where

CENTENARY AUDITORIUM, ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY

Admission

FREE