Le bégaiement de l’histoire
Thomas Demand


Available to preorder - this title is due to release in February 2023.

This French-language catalogue accompanies a major retrospective exhibition of Thomas Demand’s work at Jeu de Paume, Paris, as part of a worldwide tour. Thomas Demand has spent the last two and a half decades bringing together his talents as both a sculptor and a photographer to capture the feedback loop between the world we inhabit and the photographic documents of it which lie at the root of our contemporary image culture. Bringing together a wide-ranging survey of photographs that span the arc of his career, Le bégaiement de l’histoire provides both an overview of the artist’s way of seeing the world and lesson in how we might approach the onslaught of historical events that we consume through the world of images. This extensive book displays the breadth and depth of Demand’s artistic accomplishment, demonstrating in one volume why he is considered one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists.

Includes new short stories by award-winning authors Ali Smith and Maylis de Kerangal written in response to a work by Demand, as well as illuminating essays by Douglas Fogle, curator of the exhibition, and critic Margaret Iversen. All texts published in French language.

English edition available here


Embossed and silkscreened quarter-bound hardcover, incorporating 4 different paper stocks
24 x 30 cm, 196 pages

Co-published with Jeu de Paume

ISBN 978-1-913620-79-0
February 2023
€55 £50 $65