Thomas Demand: Nationalgalerie
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 29 - August 22, 2010
"Demand is an artist as well as a photographer. He starts his process with taking pictures from the media that intrigue him. He makes them into man high cartons which he then makes photo’s of. The carton models are thrown away and all that is left, is the image that almost seems to be real. For his exhibition in Rotterdam he also asked two important German artists for their reactions to his work from the perspective of their own disciplines. The playwright Botho Strauss wrote texts, and the doyen of German cinema, Alexander Kluge, made twelve short films which will be shown for the first time in various places in the exhibition space."
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