Thomas Demand – Centro BotínCentro Botín, Santander October 9, 2021 – March 6 2022 www.centrobotin.org
Thomas Demand presents Mundo de Papel at Centro Botín, Santander. The exhibition is conceived as an installation combining photographs not previously shown and others selected by the artist and Udo Kittelmann, curator of the exhibition.
For Mundo de Papel, Demand has designed an entire simulated urban landscape, composed of eight pavilions surrounded by wallpaper installations. Each pavilion hangs from the ceiling and serves as a display for his photographs and video works dating from 1996 to the most recent from 2021.
Subjects include Whitney Houston’s last meal at the Beverly Hilton Hotel; the control room at Fukushima’s nuclear power plant; the recent Diamond Princess cruise ship stuck in quarantine; a pond with waterlilies like an impressionist painting; a red bow glowing in the sun or discarded plastic cups stuck on a mesh fence. Each scene is reconstructed with paper and cardboard using intricate folding and cutting techniques. After the model is built, he photographs them and discards the objects he created leaving only a visual narrative.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a unique pop-up book including an essay by Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa and with three-dimensional representations of the pavilions, produced by Thomas Demand and co-edited in collaboration with Fundación Botín and London-based publishers Mack Books. Demand will lead a special workshop in Santander during the exhibition.
Thomas Demand – Garage MCA, MoscowGarage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow September 10, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.garagemca.org
Mirror Without Memory is the first solo exhibition of Thomas Demand in Russia. Borrowing images of events from the press other sources (or organizing technical shoots), Demand reproduces these scenes in life size from cardboard and paper—basically making sculptures—after which he photographs them and subsequently destroys the models.
Spotlight: Thomas Demand
Spotlight is a weekly presentation focusing on an artwork or a group of works. This week in the spotlight is Thomas Demand's Princess.
The work depicts a detail of the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that gained notoriety when in early February 2020 several passengers were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and Japanese health officials imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on the vessel which was then anchored in Yokohama, Japan. Aboard the ship were a total of 2,666 passengers and 1045 crew members whose daily activities were reported in worldwide news.
The image is part of a series produced in 2020 for the covers of the Italian architectural magazine DOMUS. The series depicts "architecture which got into trouble," as Demand puts it. These are designs which became symbolic architectural forms for current disputes without necessarily being built with any such intention.
Artist Talk & Online Opening with Thomas DemandM Museum, Leuven October 8 , 2020, 8 – 9 pm https://fb.me/e/2SSLBGtY4
Starting 9 October M is presenting the new exhibition HOUSE OF CARD by Thomas Demand. In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus there will be no physical opening event. Instead, there will be a livestream on Facebook on Thursday evening 8 October.
8 pm – Première of the film M and Thomas Demand made on the exhibition (English, subtitles in Dutch and French)
8:15 pm – Conversation between curator Valerie Verhack and Thomas Demand (English) on the exhibition at M and the accompanying book.
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Thomas Demand at M MuseumM Museum, Leuven October 9, 2020 – April 18, 2021 www.mleuven.be
House of Card offers an overview of various approaches to construction in Thomas Demand’s oeuvre from the past fifteen years. His work related to models, scenography and even buildings are closely related to architecture. At the same time House of Card shows the connection between Demand’s projects and those of other influential artists, architects and designers like Martin Boyce, Arno Brandlhuber, Caruso St John en Rirkrit Tiravanija.
The title House of Card refers to the precariousness of Demand's practice as a builder. Whereas architecture generally equates with permanence, Demand prefers to explore the limits of the ephemeral, as is evidenced in his use of paper and cardboard.
More inforiaton can be found HERE
Artist Talk with Thomas DemandLenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich Friday March 1, 2019, 7pm www.lenbachhaus.de
To mark the release of the new publication of the monograph "The Complete Papers", Thomas Demand will join filmmaker and author Alexander Kluge in a conversation about Demand's artistic career.