REUS, Magali
Magali Reus. Park Cities. Knaves

Magali Reus’ new photographic series, Knaves documents an array of mushrooms in headshot-like close up. As though in an al fresco portrait studio, the fungi are posed against backdrops of colourful vintage t-shirts – synthetic intrusions into the natural landscape. This beautifully designed artist book sets images from the series within the sepia-tinted pages of a 1990s telephone directory for Park Cities – an area of Dallas whose name acts as shorthand for the way in which urban design domesticates nature for ease of human use. Novelist Kathryn Scanlan’s text zooms in on a series of fleeting quotidian dramas, mobilising a cast of evocatively named characters that, like Reus’ fungal protagonists, bloom and then disappear. [publisher's note]

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2021
Artists' Books

Price: 32€

REUS, Magali - Magali Reus. Park Cities. Knaves