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 have The Birth of Venus II as part of its permanent collection.
Meet the Artist Vik Muniz
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Pre-register for this event here.
About Vik Muniz
Vik Muniz began his career as a scultptor 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 (left): Photography by Barney Kulok, courtesy of Vik Muniz Studio. Image (right): Vik Muniz (Brazilian, 1961-). The Birth of Venus, After Boticelli (Pictures of Junk), 2008. Digital C-print, 3 parts. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.