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.

Demand in Sydney

Shortlist announced for 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

Now in its 15th year, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is given annually to a photographer of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to European photography within the past year.  The finalists for 2011 are:


Thomas Demand, 'Parlament (Parliament)', 2009

Demand (b. 1964, Germany) is nominated for his exhibition Nationalgalerie, at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.


Roe Ethridge, 'Thanksgiving 1984', 2009

Ethridge (b. 1969, US) is nominated for his solo exhibition at Les Recontres d’Arles Photography 2010, France.


His radio is the sole possession that he took with him while escaping a rebel attack in his village. He now lives in a refugee camp with 60,000 other people where poverty, disease, and crime run rampant.
Jim Goldberg, 'Democratic Republic of Congo', 2008

Goldberg (b. 1953, US) is nominated for his exhibition, Open See, at The Photographers’ Gallery, London


Elad Lassry, 'Lipstick', 2009

Lassry (b. 1977, Israel) is nominated for his exhibition Elad Lassry at Kunsthalle ZĂĽrich.

The winner will be announced on April 26, 2011.

Shortlist announced for 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize