Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History, 14 Feb 2023 — 28 May 2023

Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History

The first major retrospective of Thomas Demand in France, it presents 60 works (photographs, films and wallpapers), covering the major aspects of Demand’s work.

Jeu de Paume, 1 place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, 75008

Thomas Demand has spent the last two and a half decades bringing together his talents as both a sculptor and a photographer in an attempt to capture the uncanny stutter of history that lies at the root of our contemporary image culture. Demand’s images may appear to depict the real world but upon closer inspection they resonate with a fragile similitude that belies the fact that they are actually photographs of his handmade three-dimensional sculptural recreations of found images culled from the media.

After choosing his source images, Demand uses colored paper and cardboard to painstakingly reconstruct the spaces that they depict in three dimensions at a one to one scale. He then photographs these scenarios and subsequently destroys his models leaving behind only the ghostly photographic doppelgänger.

Contacts & Details


Tue 11am – 9pm;
Wed – Sun 11am – 7pm

T: +33 1 47 03 12 50

Jeu de Paume, 1 place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries, 75008

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