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press release

A continuous shifting between reality and fiction is fundamental to the work of Thomas Demand, who was born in Munich in 1964. His works are photographs of life-size paper models, where personal memories, collective history and media images intersect.

The dense network of references creates ample spaces that the individual imagination can fill; at the same time, each work by the artist states the potential for fiction that hides behind the photographic image."I have limited control over my images," Demand has stated, alluding both to the natural physical dispersion to which the works of an artist are destined as they move off to various collections, and at the same time to the incessant proliferation of interpretations to which they are subject once they are introduced into the cultural context.


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Thomas Demand
Kurator: Marcella Beccaria