Postcards from America: We Don’t Ask About the Oryx
Ginger Strand and Alec Soth
Postcards from America, the newly published book by a group of five Magnum photographers and writer Ginger Strand, recounts a two-week road trip through the American Southwest in May 2011. Here, published online for the first time, is “Treasure: A True Story,” a collaborative project from the book featuring Strand’s writing and photos by Minnesota’s Alec Soth.
Uncharted territories, even in a relatively sparsely populated state like Minnesota, are few and far between. But each January, when the average temperature lingers around 7 degrees Fahrenheit, one such place comes into being, briefly, on the frozen surface of Medicine Lake, where artists reimagine ice-fishing shacks as the locus for a vibrant pop-up community.
Frank Gaard on Dionysus and Dualism
It’s taken 32 years, but Frank Gaard’s Walker solo show marks a homecoming of sorts for the Minneapolis-based artist: Poison & Candy is the painter’s first solo show here since 1980.
Tombstone for Phùng Vo
“Here lies one whose name was writ in water.” So reads the inscription on a black stone with gold-leaf engraving that will be installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden next spring. A work by Danh Vo, it will reside here until the death of the artist’s father, when it will travel to Copenhagen to mark Phùng Vo’s final resting place.