6:30PM - 7:30PM
Please join us as Brazilian sculptor-turned-photographer Vik Muniz discusses his extraordinary work. Muniz's The Birth of Venus II was the winner of The Mint Museum's historic Vote for Art project and one of three new acquisitions as a result of this one-of-a-kind election. The Mint Museum is proud to haveThe Birth of Venus II as part of its permanent collection.
Vik Muniz began his career as a sculptor but eventually turned his attention exclusively to photography. Muniz specializes in remaking famous works of art with materials other than paint, and then photographing them. He transforms trash into bold works of art, and transforms lives in the process. His exhibition Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters is on view through April 28, 2013 at Mint Museum Uptown. He was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Waste Land, which will screen at the Mint FREE on January 29, 2013.
Image: Photography by Barney Kulok, courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio.