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Demand in Sydney

German artist Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand is creating a major new installation inside a Harry Seidler designed building in Sydney’s inner city.  Renowned for creating and photographing painstakingly fabricated environments constructed from paper and cardboard, The Dailies (presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects) will see Demand create a unique architectural setting upon which to install a new series of works.

In recent years Demand has increasingly explored unconventional exhibition models, custom designing wallpaper for his show at the Serpentine in 2006 and installing swathes of curtaining for his exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2009-2010) and The Dailies is no exception. The installation’s experimental backdrop will be complemented by a short story written by American author Louis Begley and a signature scent, provided by Miuccia Prada no less.

Thomas Demand, The Dailies, Commercial Travellers’ Association, MLC Centre, Sydney, 23rd March – 22nd April, 2012.

Susan Philipsz wins Turner Prize

Susan Philipsz's prize-winning installation

Berlin-based sound artist Susan Philipz has won this year’s Turner Prize for a sparse installation featuring a cappella recordings of herself singing “Lowlands Away” – a 16th-century Scottish lament about a drowned sailor.  She is the first artist to win the prize for a sound installation.  

Philipz received her £25,000 award last night from Miuccia Prada amidst the clamour of arts students who had stormed the gallery to protest against government cuts to arts education.  The response to the protesters was largely sympathetic, with Philipsz stating: “My heart goes out to them. I really support them.”