(Artist) Lunchtime Poll: Mungo Thomson

Shamim M. Momin
Feb 6, 2013 11:14PM

This week's poll is with Mungo Thomson, another fabulous artist with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with numerous times. First the 2008 Whitney Biennial for which he made the museum coat rack, an orchestra, and a silent tree fall in the Park Avenue Armory. More recently he was part of LAND's music-inspired exhibition in Austin, TX, The Secret Knows (and it's Los Angeles iteration, The Secret (Still) Knows in 2010) and created an amazing magazine project, People, for our large-scale exhibition Nothing Beside Remains in Marfa, TX in 2012. Keep an eye out for Mungo's project at SITE Santa Fe 2013...

Incidentally, related to question #2 below, Mungo and his equally awesome artist wife, Kerry Tribe, won most badass studio visit of my personal career, when they had myself and Henriette Huldisch over to their house in Berlin the day after their first gorgeous child was born. And cooked us pizza to boot.  I said badass, right? 

1.) If you had to be another living person of a different gender than your own, who would it be?

MT: My wife, Kerry Tribe, so I could still hang out with our kids.

2.) What are the three words in the English language you hate most? (some of my examples: moist, crotch, tender…am nauseated just writing them…)

MT: Portmanteau is a great word but carmageddon, Imagineering, and bootylicious are not great portmanteaus. 

3.) What song do you want played at your funeral?

MT: "Ride into the Sun" by The Velvet Underground.

Shamim M. Momin