In Demand

December 2009

Thomas Demand’s micro-realities

History’s fascination is in the desire to recognise, to preserve what is meaningful, what tells a story. But look closer and the truth one hoped would be revealed may vanish like music in the wind. Thomas Demand’s work is a song about nostalgia, and an artist’s stubborn refusal to name that tune.
Heldenorgel, 2009, photo: Thomas Demand
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