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Thu, Feb 15, 2018 6:30pm –

Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Columbia GSAPP

Thomas Demand

Image Credit: Columbia GSAPP

A lecture by artist Thomas Demand
Response by Mario Gooden '90 M.Arch

Thomas Demand is a German artist known for his large-scale photographs, depicting motives from mass-media images or from his personal archive reconstructed in life size from paper and cardboard. Through his work, he strives to overturn the notion of photography as an inevitably objective or truthful medium, exploring the gap between reality and its representation. Many of his works impart an architectural understanding of spaces, and his interest in architecture and models let to various collaborations with architects such as Caruso St. John, David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas, and SANAA either in relation to the architects practice, questions of installation or for actual architectural projects.