Thomas DEMAND, Karl Schlögel (text), Bart Lootsma (text), Karola Kraus (foreword), Naomi MIZUSAKI (Book Design)

Executive. From Poll to Presidency

Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 14 x 17
x 1,5 cm., 112 pp., color ills., bilingual text: German / English.
Koenig 2012.
ISBN 9783865608826

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"This small photobook volume, 'Executive. From Poll to Presidency', records two projects from Thomas DEMAND: 'Embassy' (2007) and 'Presidency' (2008).
For both series, DEMAND used images of an embassy interior and the 'Oval Office' at the White House, and laboriously reconstructed the rooms as life-size models.
After DEMAND photographed them, the rooms were destroyed, but this volume examines the entire process, from photograph to sculpture to photograph." (publisher's note, © Koenig, 2012)

"Der kleine Fotoband, 'Executive. From Poll to Presidency', welcher die beiden Serien 'Embassy' (2008) und 'Presidency' (2009) enthäklt erschien anlässlich der Ausstellung, die 2009 im Mumok in Wien stattfand.
Für beide Serien machte Thomas DEMAND Aufnahmen im 'Oval Office' des Weissen Haus in Washington und rekonstruierte diese und dokumentierte den Prozess in diesem Band, bevor er die Konstrukte später zerstörte." (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)