Papercut

November 22, 2009

The brilliant artist Thomas Demand is currently exhibiting at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. His working method is to rebuild life-size models of spaces of cultural significance, all made out of paper, and then take large scale photographs of it. I remember attending a talk where he was asked if he sees himself as a sculptor or a photographer and he replied – just an artist.  Whenever I see his work I am fascinated by the beauty of it but at the same time strangely anxious. Part of this show is a recent work of a German bus shelter  where a famous teen pop band – Tokio Hotel – used to sit and wait for their school bus. If you´re in Berlin, go and see it.

Haltestelle, 2009

Presidency II, 2008

Klause V, 2006

Poll, 2001

 

 

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