Vik Muniz: Reflex
February 10, 2006 – May 28, 2006
This MAM-organized traveling exhibition of approximately 100 works surveys the career of Brazilian artist Vik Muniz from the late 1980s to the present. Muniz has made an international impact with his photographs documenting images he has made in an astonishing variety of non-art, often ephemeral materials, including dirt, sugar, wire, string, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, fake blood, color chips, the circular paper remnants made by hole punches, and diamonds.
Muniz’ images are at once familiar and alien. They are often recognizable news images, works from art history, or portraits of well-known personages. After an initial moment of recognition, it quickly becomes clear that these images are not what they first seemed. Through his witty images, Muniz honors, questions and subverts the traditions of representational art, treading the line between reality and illusion, representation and abstraction, idea and image, means and ends.
February 10 - May 28, 2006
June 23 – October 8, 2006
November 10, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2007
June 1 - September 9, 2007
Oct. 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008
Reproduction of images of works by Vik Muniz, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vik Muniz: Reflex was organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Assistant Director for Programs and Senior Curator Peter Boswell. The exhibition is supported by Miami Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition Fund. Additional support provided by Duggal Visual Solutions.