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Castello Di Rivoli

‘Castello Di Rivoli’
Thomas Demand
Skira Publishing
Italian, English

56 pages
170 x 280 mm
ISBN 978884914316


Thomas Demands photographs exist in the subtle boundary area that separates reality from imagination. His works emerge from his photographs of three-dimensional maquettes that describe a world reduced to pure models. The artist calls into question the traditional veracity attributed to the photographic image. For his first exhibition in an Italian museum, Demand is presenting new photographic works conceived for the historical context of the Castello di Rivoli as well as a new film entitled Recorder. Recorder will be presented in the Baroque chapel located on the second floor of the Castello.


About the Artist
Thomas Demand, born in 1964 in Munich, lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künst in Munich from 1987 to 1989, and at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 1989 to 1992. In 1992 he moved to Paris, and the following year he attended Goldsmiths College in London. He has participated in significant group exhibitions, some of the most recent of which include: New Photography 12, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996; Stills: Emerging Photography in the 1990s, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1997; Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1999; the travelling exhibition Mirrors Edge presented at the Castello di Rivoli Museo dArte Contemporanea in 2000. He had his first solo exhibition in 1991. His work has been shown at numerous museums, including Tate Gallery in London in 1999, Fondation Cartier pour lArt Contemporain, Paris, in 2000. In 2001, he showed at Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, and De Appel, Amsterdam, in 2001.


About the Publisher
Skira is a publishing agency based in Milan, Italy and was founded by Albert Skira, a famous Swiss photographer and publisher.