February 28, 2005 - The Museum of Modern Art, New York - Thomas Demand Book Signing at MoMA Design and Book Store
February 28, 2005

Thomas Demand Book Signing at MoMA Design and Book Store

​Thomas Demand. ‘Studio’. 1997. Chromogenic color print. Collection the artist.

Thomas Demand Book Signing at MoMA Design and Book Store
Thomas Demand, Jeffrey Eugenides, Roxana Marcoci sign THOMAS DEMAND

Tuesday, March 1, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

MoMA Design and Book Store
at The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, New York
(212) 708-9700 www.MoMA.org

Internationally acclaimed German artist Thomas Demand will sign the newly released catalogue that accompanies the exhibition of his photographic works opening March 4 at The Museum of Modern Art. This comprehensive publication presents Demand’s major works from 1993 to the present. Demand will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides) who contributed a short story to the publication, and Roxana Marcoci, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, curator of the exhibition and author of the catalogue. The signing takes place in the Museum’s new MoMA Design and Book Store.

144 pages; 64 color plates and 24 black-and-white illustrations;
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Thomas Demand
March 4-May 30, 2005
Photographs can seem convincingly real or strangely artificial. The work of German photographer Thomas Demand achieves a disquieting balance between the two. Born in 1964, Demand began as a sculptor and took up photography to record his ephemeral paper constructions. In 1993 he turned the tables, henceforth making constructions for the sole purpose of photographing them. Demand begins with a preexisting image, usually culled from the media, which he translates into a life-size model made out of colored paper and cardboard. His handcrafted facsimiles of architectural spaces and natural environments are built in the image of other images. Thus, his photographs are triply removed from the scenes or objects they purport to depict. Once they have been photographed, the models are destroyed. Demand recently began to make 35mm films, setting his cinematic still images in motion. Combining craftsmanship and conceptualism in equal parts, Demand pushes the medium of photography toward uncharted frontiers. His originality has won him recognition as one of the most innovative artists of his generation.

‘Thomas Demand’ is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition is made possible by Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Generous support is provided by Mimi and Peter Haas, Ninah and Michael Lynne, and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Additional funding is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

The accompanying publication is made possible by Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.

For more information, visit www.MoMA.org.

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