The World of Thomas Demand Lecture Today

March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 7 p.m.

Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography

One of the most innovative artists of his generation, Thomas Demand’s photographs strike a disquieting balance between the fabricated and the real. His life-sized paper and cardboard constructions depict images pulled from mass-media. Demand’s sole purpose for building these ephemeral scenes is to photograph them, thus offering the viewer a scene three-times-removed from reality. The large-scale photographs of ordinary things are both visually engaging and conceptual, both real and decidedly concocted.

In this program, Demand discusses contemporary photographic practice and his own enigmatic pictures. The Corcoran is reserving half the seats in the auditorium for students. The event is free, but pre-registration is recommended. To register in advance, please call (202) 639-1774(202) 639-1774.

The Corcoran College of Art + Design is proud to announce the launch of the Arnold Newman Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Photography. The annual series is generously funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in memory of Arnold Newman, who had a long-standing relationship with the Corcoran and curator Philip Brookman.

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