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Thomas Demand

Gangway, 2001

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Lambda print,
diasec on black acrylic glass
with attachable chromium-plate stand,
8 1/4 x 10 x 1/5” (25 x 20,8 x 1,2 cm),
Ed. 75/XX, signed and numbered certificate

Where have all the travelers gone? Long time passing.


“The last thing Demand wants to do is simulate reality. His pictures have no intention of deceiving viewers; rather, they give them the choice of taking part in the illusion themselves. Illusion is not an act of deception; it is play… In the case of Demand’s pictures, it acquires diversity by ceaselessly commuting between the imitation and the construction of reality. You can never quite tell what kind of reality prevails in these pictures: that of the represented or the representation itself or both at once?” Andreas Ruby Parkett No. 62, 2001