la carte d’apres nature – thomas demand curates at nmnm

the nouveau musee national de monaco (nmnm) inaugurate its second gallery (art nouveau building, villa paloma) with an exhibition curated by german artist thomas demand. named after rene magritte’s magazine, the show features 18 artists including tacita dean, luigi braies, thomas demand himself and many others.

“demand chose magritte as a hook for the show that would transcend historical categorisation and, as its muse, prompt exploration as to why similar thoughts and ideas go through the minds of artists working in disparate locations and indeed eras. ‘rené magritte plays the role of a connecting link here in at least two ways,’ says demand. ‘he reshuffled the cards with regard to the meaning of representation: “it is not possible to paint a thought; it is only possible to paint the things that were necessary for this thought,” he once said, in response to a reporter who asked what he thought when painting his pictures.'”

by wp + pp.