The Magnum Digest: May 24, 2019
Lorenzo Meloni photographs escalating conflict in Libya, Alec Soth documents life in a hospice for sick children and more from Magnum photographers this week
Alex Majoli on T Magazine
Writer Pico Iyer chronicled his voyage to the island of Ithaca, where Odysseus was once reputedly king, for a piece published by T, The New York Times style magazine, alongside photographs of Greece by Alex Majoli. See the feature here.
Read the photographer discussing his latest book Scene, on Magnum Photos here.
Last Chance to see Only Human
This weekend will be the last of Martin Parr’s blockbuster exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery, before the show closes on May 27. Parr’s wry observations of Britishness are explored through a series of projects that investigate British identity today, including new works which reveal Parr’s take on the social climate in Britain in the aftermath of the EU referendum.
Mikhael Subotzky on Artforum
A group show featuring the work of Mikhael Subotzky has been named a critic’s pick by Artforum. “Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa” at the Fowler Musuem at UCLA, Los Angeles, “offers several sustained meditations on how certain histories of Africa might be viewed through a postcolonial lens.” Critic Brian Karl says of Subotzky’s “WYE, 2016”: “The striking installation of the large-scale video triptych implicates viewers in the long history of colonization by inviting them to passively witness the unfolding spectacle while seated in comfortable beach chairs, stationed in substantial quantities of actual sand that mirrors the environment of the video itself.”
Good Morning, America on American Suburb X
Mark Power’s recent book Good Morning, America (Volume One), which explores the landscapes of the contemporary United States, has been featured by American Suburb X. Critic Brad Feuerhelm, writes that Power’s work is “a leering venture into an implausible potential for the organism of America to continue with so many missing parts and financially enslaved or burdened citizens.”
Read the full review here.