Events | Salon am Hügel: Auf den Palisaden

Online | August 20, 2020 | 6:00 PM

Andreas Platthaus and Thomas Demand talk about America, houses, Trump and Thomas Mann in a live stream from Villa Hügel.

As part of the event series "Salon am Hügel", artist Thomas Demand and FAZ columnist and author Andreas Platthaus will meet at Villa Hügel on August 20 at 6 pm. The joint event of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and the Thomas Mann House will be broadcast in a live stream.   

Platthaus and Demand will talk about Thomas Mann's influence on their artistic activities, about their perception of America and Trump, houses as a subject and much more. The discussion will be accompanied by a reading from Andreas Platthaus' new book, which he wrote during his stay at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles in 2019. The book, entitled "On the Palisades", was initially written in the form of a daily blog reflecting Platthaus' encounters and impressions as a Thomas Mann Fellow. For the photo artist Thomas Demand, who lives and works in Los Angeles, houses and places play a central role.

Andreas Platthaus has been editor of the feature section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung since 1997 and is currently head of the department "Literature and Literary Life". In 2017 he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. During his fellowship at Thomas Mann House, Platthaus worked primarily on research for his new book about the Bauhaus in exile.

Thomas Demand is known for his large-format photographs. By creating three-dimensional, mostly life-size models from paper and cardboard of places, whose themes often refer to found images from the mass media, and by photographing the resulting sceneries, he creates his very own artifacts that play with the viewer's ideas of fiction and reality. His works are represented in numerous museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Tate Modern, London.

An event of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation and Thomas Mann House.

The Thomas Mann Fellowships are supported by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

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