Mungo Thomson’s TIME mirrors have become well known – larger-than-life mirrors bearing the iconic red border and changing logo of the famous 100-year-old weekly international newsmagazine. Based on specific existing issues of historical or cosmological interest to the artist, each work pairs an instance from the historical record with the viewers’ own reflection in the present. As an archive unto themselves, these works picture the viewer and their context within a network of history, politics and culture.
For JRP|Editions, Thomson has shrunk this signature work closer to the size of its source material, and of the 1970s novelty mirrors that were part of its inspiration.
Dec. 21 / Dec. 28, 2020 (Person of the Year) is based on TIME’s most recent end-of-year issue, naming Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the magazine’s “Person of the Year.” Of course no image ever graces the mirror – instead, the viewer is always the subject, and always the person of the year.
Mungo Thomson - Dec. 21 / Dec. 28, 2020 (Person of the Year) - 2021
This Mungo Thomson limited edition is coming soon from JRP Editions.