Welcome to the first Russian exhibition of German artist Thomas Demand, one of the most important artists of recent decades. Borrowing images from the media and other sources, Demand recreates the scenes they depict in 1:1 scale using paper and cardboard, essentially making sculptures that he photographs and then destroys. All of the works in this exhibition are photographs of paper-and-cardboard models that alter our experience of reality and significantly affect the mechanics of memory. We seem to have to answer questions such as “What do we actually remember?” “What remains in our consciousness after a big event?”
“What is the function of the visual image in the world today and what is the status of its producer, whether they are an artist or any one of us posting on social media?”
The exhibition Mirror Without Memory consists of several fragments spread across two floors.