T.J. DEMOS: SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
T.J. Demos, Dara Birnbaum: Technology / Transformation: Wonder Woman (London: Afterall Books and MIT Press, 2010). [link to MIT Press]
T.J. Demos, The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007). [link to MIT Press]
T.J. Demos, Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, forthcoming, 2012).
T.J. Demos, The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis (Duke University Press, forthcoming, 2013). [link to Duke UP]
2. JOURNAL ESSAYS
T.J. Demos, "Art After Nature: The Post-Natural Condition," Artforum (April 2012), 191-97. (On the work of Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, Tue Greenfort, Amy Balkin, and Nils Norman) [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Poverty Pornography, Humanitarianism, and Neoliberal Globalization: Notes on Some Paradoxes in Contemporary Art,” (On Renzo Martens, Alfredo Jaar, and Abderrahmane Sissako), Stedelijk Bureau Newsletter 121 (April 2011). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Right to Opacity: The Otolith Group’s Nervus Rerum,” October 129 (Autumn 2009), 113-128. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Moving Images of Globalization,” (on Steve McQueen, Hito Steyerl, and the Otolith Group), Grey Room, no. 37 (Fall 2009), pp. 6–29. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, "Means without End: Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri’s Camp Campaign,” October 126 (Winter 2009), pp. 69-90. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, Response to Questionnaire on Art and Politics, October 123 (Winter 2008).
T.J. Demos, “Life Full of Holes,” (on Yto Barrada, Steve McQueen, and Emily Jacir), Grey Room, no. 24 (Fall 2006), pp. 72-88. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Life Full of Holes,” reprinted in The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art (New York: CCS Bard, 2008).
T.J. Demos, “The Art of Darkness: on Steve McQueen,” October, no. 114 (Fall 2005), pp. 61-89. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Cutting: Kara Walker’s Salvation,” Link (2005), pp. 117-121.
T.J. Demos, “Desire in Diaspora: Emily Jacir,” Art Journal (Winter 2003), pp. 68-78. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Cruel Dialectic: On the Work of Nils Norman,” Grey Room no. 13 (Fall 2003), pp. 33-50. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Circulations: In and Around Zurich Dada,” October no. 105 (Summer 2003), pp. 147-159.
T.J. Demos, “Duchamp’s La Boîte-en-valise: Between Institutional Acculturation and Geopolitical Displacement,” Grey Room no. 8 (Summer 2002), pp. 6-38.
T.J. Demos, “Davina Grunstein and the Archaeology of the Spectacle,” Link no. 8 (Fall 2002), pp. 65-73.
T.J. Demos, “Duchamp’s Labyrinth: ‘First Papers of Surrealism,’ 1942,” October no. 97 (Summer 2001), pp. 91-119.
3. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
T.J. Demos, “Art After Nature, Ecology Before Economy,” A Guidebook of Alternative Nows, ed. Amber Hickey (The Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, 2012).
T.J. Demos, “Is Another World Possible? The Politics of Utopia in Recent Exhibition Practice (including: Forms of Resistance, Utopia Station, and the WHW's 2009 Istanbul Biennial),” in On Horizons: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art, ed. Maria Hlavajova, Simon Sheikh and Jill Winder (Utrecht and Rotterdam: BAK and post editions, 2011), 52-82. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Globalization and (contemporary) Art,” in Art and Globalization, ed. James Elkins (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2010), 209-13.
T.J. Demos, “The Tate Effect,” in Where is Art Contemporary? The Global Art World, vol. 2, ed. Hans Belting, Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel (Karlsruhe: ZKM, Center for Art and Media, 2009). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Dada’s Event,” Communities of Sense, ed. Jaleh Mansoor et al., (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2010). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Sahara Chronicle: Video’s Migrant Geography,” Mission Reports: Artistic Practice in the Field: The Video Works of Ursula Biemann, ed. Ursula Biemann and Jan-Erik Lundström (Bildmuseet Umea and Arnolfini Bristol: Cornerhouse Publishers, 2008), pp. 178-90. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Recognizing the Unrecognized: The Photographs of Ahlam Shibli,” in Photography Between Poetry and Politics, ed. Hilde Van Gelder and Helen Westgeest (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2008), pp. 124-43. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Seeing Double,” The Blossoming of Perspective, ed. Penelope Haralambidou, Domo Baal Gallery, London, exh. cat., January, 2007, pp. 9-13.
T.J. Demos, “The Ends of Photography,” in Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (London: Phaidon, 2006), pp. 6-10. (“Les fins de la photographie,” Vitamin Ph, French translation, 2007). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Language of ‘Expatriation,’” in Dada Culture, ed. Dafydd Jones (Amsterdam: Rodopi Verlag, 2006), pp. 91-117.
T.J. Demos, “Zurich Dada: The Aesthetics of Exile,” The Dada Seminars, ed. Leah Dickerman (Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2005), pp. 7-30.
T.J. Demos, “On the Diasporic Public Sphere,” in Visions of a Future: Art and Art History in Changing Contexts (Zurich: The Swiss Institute for Art Research, 2004), pp. 103-116.
4. EXHIBITION CATALOGUE ESSAYS
T.J. Demos, “Spaces of Global Capital: On the Photography of Jason Larkin and Corrine Silva,” Photoworks: Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space / Brighton Photo Biennial (October-April 2012/13), 6-17. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Gas, Glass, and Polar Bears: Tue Greenfort and GASAG,” Tue Greenfort: GASAG Art Prize 2012 (Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, 2012), I-V. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “On Sigmar Polke’s Der Berenkampf (The Bear Fight), 1974,” Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s (London: Barbican Gallery, 2012).
T.J. Demos, “War Games: A Tale in Three Parts," Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best (Berlin: Sternberg, 2012), 77-88. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best,” in Omer Fast, ed. Christopher Bedford (Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, 2012).
T.J. Demos, “Sites of Collective Counter-Memory,” Animate Projects Online (2012), at:
T.J. Demos, “‘A Form of Total Disobedience’: The Art of Rossella Biscotti,” in Rossella Biscotti (Rome: MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, 2012), 11-15. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “There’s No Such Thing as a Happy Ending: The Photography of Pieter Hugo,” Pieter Hugo (Munich: Prestel, 2012). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Mobility in Contemporary Art,” Migrations (London: Tate Britain, 2012).
T.J. Demos, “A Colonial Hauntology: Vincent Meessen’s Vita Nova,” (Aalst: Netwerk, 2011), 1-6.
T.J. Demos, “A Life of Dreams: The Videos of Yang Ah Ham,” in Yang Ah Ham (Korean Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011), 46-51.
T.J. Demos, “Matter and Memory: The Sculpture of Adrian Löhmuller,” Adrian Löhmuller: The Uncertainty Principle (Berlin: Sommer & Kohl, 2011), 2-10.
T.J. Demos, “Zarina Bhimji’s Cinema of Affect,” in Zarina Bhimji (London: Whitechapel, 2011), 11-29. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Sven Augustijnen’s Spectropoetics,” in Sven Augustijnen: Spectres (Brussels: Wiels, 2011). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Photography’s (Post)Humanist Interventions: Or, Can Photography Make the World More Liveable?” 4th Fotofestival: Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg (Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg, 2011), 191-198. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Kutluğ Ataman: The Art of Storytelling,” in Kutluğ Ataman: The Enemy Inside Me, ed. Birnur Temel (Istanbul: Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, 2010), 30-37. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Encountering the Unheard,” Florian Hecker: Event, Stream, Object (Frankfurt: MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2010). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Storytelling in/as Contemporary Art,” in The Storyteller, ed. Claire Gilman and Margaret Sundell (Zurich and NY: Independent Curators International and JRP Ringier, 2010), pp. 83-107. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Another World, and Another…: Notes on Uneven Geographies,” Uneven Geographies: Art and Globalisation, ed. Alex Farquharson (Nottingham: Nottingham Contemporary), 2010. [link]
T.J. Demos, “Auguste Orts: Sensing Politics,” in Auguste Orts: Correspondence (MuHKA: Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, 2010), pp. 86-95. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Vanishing Mediator,” in Francis Alÿs, ed. Mark Godfrey (London: Tate, 2010), pp. 178-180. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “‘Sabotaging the Future’: The
Essay-Films of the Otolith Group,” in The
Otolith Group (London: Gasworks and the Showroom,
2009), pp. 53-66. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Giardini: A Fairytale,” in Steve McQueen, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2009. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Politics of Sustainability: Contemporary Art and Ecology,” Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet, 1969-2009 (London: Barbican Art Gallery, 2009), 16-30. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Ends of Exile: Toward a Coming Universality,” Tate Triennial 2009 Catalogue, ed. Nicolas Bourriaud (London: Tate Britain, 2009). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Poetic Justice: On the Art of Evidence,” (On Amar Kanwar and Raqs Media Collective), The Question of Evidence, ed. Diana Baldon and Daniela Zyman (Vienna: Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation, 2008), 49-53. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Image Wars,” Zones of Conflict, ed. T.J. Demos (New York: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 2008). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Emily Jacir: Poetry’s Beyond,” Hugo Boss Prize 2008 (New York: Guggenheim Museum, forthcoming, 2008). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Europe of the Camps,” Manifesta 7: Companion: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, 19 July - 2 November 2008, Trentino, South Tyrol, Italy, ed. Adam Budak and Nina Möntmann, et al. (Milano: Silvana, 2008), pp. 358-91. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Beyond the Limits...of Photography,” in Mitra Tabrizian, (London: Tate Britain, 2008).
T.J. Demos, “Means without End: Camp Campaign,” Camp Campaign: Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Art in General, New York, Exh. Catalogue (New York: Art in General, 2007).
T.J. Demos, “(In)voluntary Acting: The Art of Candice Breitz,” in Candice Breitz, Mother + Father (Monaco: Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, 2007). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Mircea Cantor: The Title is the Last Thing,” Mircea Cantor (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006), pp. 1-10.
T.J. Demos, “Food, Shelter, Clothing, Fuel: The Diagrams of Chad McCail,” in Cram Session, exh. cat., ed. Chris Gilbert (Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 2004), pp. 2-7.
T.J. Demos, “Body and Home: Maria Elena Alvarez,” co-written with Terri Weissman, in Contemporary Photography: Maria Elena Alvarez and Claudia Jaguaribe, Latincollector Gallery, New York, August, 2001.
T.J. Demos, “Body and Home: Maria Elena Alvarez,” translated and reprinted in El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, August, 2001.
5. MAGAZINE ESSAYS
T.J. Demos, "Opening: Goldin+Senneby," Artforum (March 2011). [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Discovery of Slowness: The Films of Manon de Boer,” Artforum (November, 2010), pp. 222-227. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Being-Political,” (on Amar Kanwar, Kabir Mohanty, Shumona Goel, and Desire Dream Collective), Deutsche Guggenheim Magazine 12 (Summer 2010), pp. 8-13. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Barbarity or Socialism? On the 11th International Istanbul Biennial,” (with a discussion of Artur Zmijewski and Chto Delat?), Texte zur Kunst, no. 7 (December 2009). (Reprinted in Contemporary Practices Journal, vol. 6 (2010). [link]
T.J. Demos, "Monsters of the Future: On the Otolith Group's Preparations 1-5 (2006)," Take on Art (Delhi), vol. 1, no. 1, (March 2010), pp. 66-69. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Traveling Images: Hito Steyerl,” Artforum (Summer 2008), 408-413, 473. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “On the Ground: London,” Artforum (December 2007).
T.J. Demos, “The Tate Effect,” Art Press (August-Summer 2007), pp. 24-33.
T.J. Demos, “Gerard Byrne,” Artforum (Summer 2007), pp. 478-480.
T.J. Demos, “A Matter of Time,” Tate etc. 9 (Spring 2007), pp. 96-103.
T.J. Demos, “A Matter of Time,” reprinted and translated into German as “Ein Frage des Zeit, by Du Magazine (Switzerland), February 2008.
T.J. Demos, “Out of Beirut,” Artforum (October 2006), 234-38. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Openings: The Otolith Group,” Artforum (September 2006), pp. 360-62. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “The Aesthetics of Mourning: The Work of Christian Boltanski, Ross Bleckner, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Flash Art (October 1995).
T.J. Demos, “The Aesthetics of Mourning: The Work of Christian Boltanski, Ross Bleckner, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” translated and reprinted in Omnibus (Paris) no. 17 (July 1996), pp. 65-67.
6. BOOK REVIEWS
T.J. Demos, “Rethinking Site Specificity,” Review of Miwon Kwon’s One Place After Another (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002), Art Journal (Summer 2003), pp. 98-100.
T.J. Demos, Review of Joan Copjec's Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994), The New Art Examiner (May 1995), pp. 65-66.
7. EXHIBITION REVIEWS AND SHORT TEXTS
T.J. Demos, “Brussels Biennial 1,” Artforum (March 2009).
T.J. Demos, “Jimmy Robert,” Cubitt Gallery, London, Artforum (April 2008).
T.J. Demos, “Steve McQueen’s Gravesend, 2007,” Domus 909 (December, 2007), pp. 110-115.
T.J. Demos, “Marcel Duchamp’s Cast Shadows,” Tate Etc. 12 (Spring 2008).
T.J. Demos, “Recognise,” Contemporary Art Platform, London, Artforum (November 2007).
T.J. Demos, “Documenta 12 and Bare Life,” Creative Capital, Warhol Foundation, Arts Writers Forum, <http://www.artswriters.com/thread.php?id=3> (posted September 2007).
T.J. Demos, “Black Audio Film Collective,” Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, Artforum (April 2007).
T.J. Demos, “Fischli and Weiss: A Retrospective,” Tate Modern, London, Texte zur Kunst (March 2007).
T.J. Demos, “The Seville Biennial,” Artforum (March 2007).
T.J. Demos, “Walid Ra’ad,” “Funny, How Thin the Line is: Documents from the Atlas Group Archive,” Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, Artforum (February 2006).
T.J. Demos, “The 9th International Istanbul Biennial,” Artforum (November, 2005).
T.J. Demos, “SlideShow,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Artforum (May 2005).
T.J. Demos, “Experiments with Truth,” Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Artforum (February 2005).
T.J. Demos, “Work Ethic,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Artforum (February 2004).
8. INTERVIEWS, ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
T.J. Demos, “The Institute for Human Activities: A Conversation with Renzo Martens,” Camera Austria International no. 120 (December 2012), 45-52. [pdf]
T.J. Demos and Gustav Metzger: “On Project Stockholm, June (Phase 1),” Transmission Annual (2012), 90-98. [pdf]
T.J. Demos, “Toward a New Institutional Critique: A Conversation with Renzo Martens,” Atlántica 52 (2012), 90-103. [pdf]
“Amar Kanwar, Interviewed by TJ Demos,” Plot for a Biennial: 2011 Sharjah Biennial 10 Catalogue (Sharjah, 2011). [pdf]
“Curating Beirut: On the Politics of Representation,” with Sandra Dagher, Catherine David, Rasha Salti, and Christine Tohmé, Art Journal, (Summer 2007), pp. 98-119.
“The Expert Eye: T.J. Demos on Contemporary Photography,” Art Info (January 2007), <http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/24373/experts-eye-tj-demos-on-contemporary-photography>, posted January 2007.
“Dark Matter into Light,” Roundtable discussion with Chris Gilbert, Carlos Basualdo, Gregory Sholette, Art Journal (Fall 2005).
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