What you see is not necessarily what you think you see in the photographs of Thomas Demand, speaker for the 2009 Lightborne Photography lecture that occurs 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Fath Auditorium. Demand, once a sculptor, meticulously constructs paper models to make disquieting photographs. Appearing both super-real and artificial, they question our notions of reality.
The life-size paper environments, based on pre-existing images, are destroyed after being photographed. Demand’s work was the subject of a Museum of Modern Art solo exhibition in 2005. Recently he illustrated the Nov. 9 New York Times Magazine cover story on the presidency. Although the Lightborne Lecture is free, the museum’s new $4 parking charge applies to non-members.
Get details about the event here.