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Mungo Thomson



TIME PEOPLE MONEY CRICKETS is LA based artist Mungo Thomson’s first monograph. The book was published in 2013 by the Contemporary Art Gallery and SITE Santa FE and accompanies the exhibitions at SITE Santa Fe, February 23 – May 19, 2013 and at the Contemporary Art Gallery, July 10 – August 30, 2015.

Mungo Thomson works conceptually in various media, such as video, film, sculpture and printed matter, he addresses the voids that exist within culture, the gaps, digressions and mistakes that exist and surround institutional space and everyday life.

TIME PEOPLE MONEY CRICKETS provides an insight into Mungo Thomson’s work produced during the past several years. The book illustrates various projects such as Thomson’s ongoing project from 2009, TIME, a series of drawings based on the evolution of the logo of Time Magazine and a series of large mirrors based on specific covers of the magazine. Another ongoing project is PEOPLE, Thomson produced a full-glossy magazine based on People Magazine that contains images of visitors looking at art in art exhibitions but with the art removed through Photoshop, these magazines are free takeaways during the exhibition. Lastly, CRICKETS is Thomson’s collaboration with composer Michael Webster and consists of a transcription of field recordings of crickets from around the world created into a musical score for a 17-person orchestra.

The publication contains an introduction by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director and Chief Curator at SITE Santa FE, an interview with the artist and Nigel Prince, Executive Director at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and an essay by Martin Herbert.


Contemporary Art Gallery; SITE Santa Fe