Project 25 school visits
Secondary and primary school visits
10am – 3pm
Monday 26 March to Thursday 5 April
The Commercial Travellers’ Assocation building, Martin Place
20 per group
Enquiries, email email@example.com or phone: (02) 9361 5066 (bookings need to be made at least one week in advance)
Primary and Secondary School groups are invited to explore Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand’s The Dailies, discuss ideas and participate in specially designed workshops for different age groups at the Commercial Travellers’ Association building in Martin Place.
The internationally renowned German sculptor and photographer constructs painstakingly sculpted environments, settings made with paper and card that he photographs as the basis for his finished artworks. 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 and at first glance they appear like regular photographs, betrayed by small turns and folds in the paper that highlight a tension between the real and the fabricated.
Thomas Demand’s extraordinary new installation, titled The Dailies, will transform the first floor of the historic Commercial Travellers’ Association in Harry Seidler’s iconic MLC building in Martin Place. The circular structure of this building, well known for its mushroom-like shape, disturbs orientation and will create an extraordinary experience for visitors to Demand’s new installation, which is free and open to the public from 23 March – 22 April 2012.
From Monday 26 March to Thursday 5 April Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering a 30 minute tour or 90 minute tour and workshop session for Primary and Secondary students.