Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Arts.21 | Thomas Demand in the New National Gallery

Tuesday night I happened across Arts.21 on ITV, cable channel 16, in the San Diego area. The program was about the fascinating Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. I couldn't find anything about that program on the internet but did find the following one on YouTube and found it equally wonderful. Arts.21 is an arts program out of Berlin and has nothing to do with the PBS program art:21.

Thomas Demand builds models of the scenes of political and societal events and photographs them. This has made him one of the photographers most in demand today. Now his depictions of German history can be seen in Berlin. See also this video on Thomas Demand.