Brazilian-born, New York City-based artist Vik Muniz isn’t afraid of bold new adventures. Muniz, 52, began his artistic career as a sculptor but moved on to photographic representations of his work, building finely detailed mosaics from quotidian materials like chocolate, sugar and junkyard rubbish and then photographing them. Driven to explore different med […]
On Monday, July 21, Muniz came to Squamish to create a new conceptual public artwork as part of the Vancouver Biennale. The piece is being constructed along the Mamquam Blind Channel downtown, and Muniz hopes the public will take part in its creation.
Olympic Village in Vancouver has some colourful new residents. A brand new seven-metre-tall outdoor sculpture has been installed on the edge of Olympic Village at Hinge Park. Called Human Structures, the sculpture consists of 64 brightly coloured metal cutouts in the shape of human figures, stacked one on top of the other.
Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz is probably best known here for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Wasteland, in which he worked with garbage pickers at Rio de Janeiro’s sprawling landfill to create giant, mosaic-like portraits out of trash. It was both a devastating look at the poverty-stricken people who live at the dump, and a revelation of […]