‘Lecture by Thomas Demand’
Since the 1990s, most of the photographs by this German artist have been reconstructions of images taken from the press or the internet, abstracted and reproduced in the studio, like an ephemeral stage set of paper and cardboard. Often loaded with political meaning, his reconstructions offer a critique of various subjects.
In 2010, he discovered the archives of the American architect John Lautner (1911-1994), during a residency at the Getty Research Institute, a discovery that took his work in a new direction. For the first time, Demand began to photograph models other than his own. His subjects are no longer historical facts, but real architectural projects transposed into conceptual models and photographed from very close up. This autumn, his work will be displayed for the first time in Belgium at the M Museum in Leuven. A+ and BOZAR have invited him to give a special lecture at BOZAR on 22 October.
Thursday 22 October, 20:00 → 21:30postponed
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS