Magazine, 130 pages
10.5 x 8 in. (26.67 x 20.32 cm)
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is proud to present Mungo Thomson’s People. In conjunction with Nothing Beside Remains, a suite of commissioned public projects presented by LAND in Marfa, Texas in September 2011, Thomson created this magazine-inspired publication, which riffs on the aesthetic of typical tabloid periodicals such as People and Us Weekly. Thomson’s People contains images depicting art patrons in galleries, museums and other art contexts in which all the artwork has been removed, leaving only the audience. People addresses many of the common themes of Thomson’s work: reception and empty space, mass-production and the auratic, the frames around experience and the nature of encounter.