Muniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of Garbage
Additional images
Muniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of GarbageMuniz, Vik b.1961 / Pictures of Garbage
videos
about this work
"Sebastiãno, Suellen, Carlão, Magna, Zumbi, Irmã and Isis are people who live and work in Jardim Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, the biggest urban refuse dump in the world. They survive by recycling the things that they collect. I decided to depict them in allegorical situations, helped by them and using the material that they recycle. This is an incredible project, which is allowing me to get to know some of the most remarkable people in the world, who live in the worst conditions I have come across in my entire life and who have put me in contact with a side of life that I imagined no longer existed." (Vik Muniz on "Garbage" series)

Vik Muniz (b.1961, Brazil)

Pictures of Garbage, 2008-11

Set of 7 chromogenic prints
Edition: 18/30
7 Prints, each: 92.7 x 76.2 cm.
7 Prints, each: 36 1/2 x 30 in.
Provenance:
Sikkema Jenkins & Co, NY, USA Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M PhotographLatin America

exhibitions

New Territories
Museo Amparo, Mexico
June 2016 - September 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

New Territories
Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, US
January 2016 - April 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

New Territories: Design, Craft and Art from Latin America, 2000-2013
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
November 2014 - March 2015

Vik Muniz
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
March 2014 - August 2014

Sikkema Jenkins booth
Art Basel, Switzerland
June 2013

publications

Vik Muniz, Vik Muniz - Pictures of Anything
Tel-Aviv Museum of art (Catalogue), 2014

Kristin Bauer, David Ellis And 5 Other Artists Transform Trash Into Dynamic Works Of Art
Beautiful/Decay (Online), December 15, 2013
View Publication »

Maayan Sheleff, Vik Muniz
Zemack Gallery (Catalogue), June-July-2013
View Publication »

Jason Edward Kaufman, Oscar-nominated ‘Waste Land’ Gives Grace (and art) to Garbage
Washington Post (Newspaper), March 12, 2011
View Publication »

Stephen Holden, From a Universe of Trash, Recycling Art and Hope
The New York Times (Newspaper), October 28, 2010
View Publication »

Carol Kino, Where Art Meets Trash And Transforms Life
The New York Times (Newspaper), October 21, 2010
View Publication »

Katherine Bindley, A Modern Marat
Wall Street Journal (Newspaper), 16 Oct. 2010
View Publication »

Iaian Millar, Film follows Brazilian artist's project with garbage pickers in Rio
The Art Newspaper (Magazine), 2010

Pedro Corrêa do Lago, Vik Muniz Obra Completa 1987-2009
Capivara Editora 2009 (Catalogue Raisonne), 2009
View Publication »

Artwork History
  • artist origin
  • provenance
  • current location
  • exhibitions
  • multiple

related works / Vik Muniz / Latin America / Photograph