Thomas Demand, NGV
Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects, supported by CAL and assisted by the National Gallery of Victoria
Following an introduction by Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Victoria, iconic German artist Thomas Demand, will discuss his major new work The Dailies, Kaldor Public Art Project 25. Demand draws on familiar imagery found in the mass media as the basis for the painstakingly sculpted environments he constructs from paper and photographs. The settings recreate familiar imagery found in the mass media or locations where significant historical or media events have occurred, loaded with political or social meaning. There is a disquieting, calculated realness about Demand's sculpted scenes which at first glance appear like regular photographs, but are betrayed by small turns and folds in the paper which highlight a tension between the real and the fabricated.
Thomas Demand's unique installation transforms an entire floor of Harry Seidler's circular Commercial Travellers' Association building in the MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney from 23 March - 22 April 2012. The Dailies takes the artist's work from the museum environment to a public space for the first time. Hear the artist discuss the project, site and The Dailies in this special event.
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