Kaldor calls Demand exhibition the best so far - Art Collector

John Kaldor at Thomas Demand installation, The Dailies. Photo: Paul Green.

27 March 2012 | When art patron John Kaldor first met Thomas Demand more than 15 years ago at the Venice Biennale, he probably didn't expect to one day host the German artist's first installation in a public space in Sydney.

Encompassing 15 identical hotel rooms overlooking Sydney’s CBD, Kaldor says
The Dailies is one of the best projects so far. “It is the most intriguing, intelligent and actual project that we have hosted”, said Kaldor.

Kaldor started collecting Demand's works in the early 90s and followed the artist’s career by visiting his major shows at the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Serpentine Gallery in London. The last time Demand showed in Australia was during the Biennale of Sydney and there were only two small works on display.

The Dailies is unique because it fuses architecture and art in a unique way Kaldor said. The additional Prada scent and Louis Begley text add extra dimensions to Demand's photographic series whose title is inspired by the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Demand also specifically chose to show his works in the MLC building because he’s a a great admirer of the Australian architect Harry Seidler.

The Dailies will be open to the public until 22 April.

Amy Yang

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