Masterclass with Vik Muniz

 Wednesday / Oct 18 / 7:00 p.m.
Free admission with prior withdrawal of invitation

In this masterclass, the artist shares with the public the keys to his creative project, the result of an Artistic Residency Tender Puentes, which gave rise to the exhibition Flora Industrialis.

Vik Muniz's distinctive practice is the exploration and delight in the instability that exists between handcrafted art and mechanical reproduction, between the most sublime art and popular culture, between the ephemeral and the enduring, between the codified and the recognizable.

On this occasion, the artist will talk about the inspiration in the great albums of the 19th century, the beautiful drawings of Latin American flora from the albums in the Museum's Collection. He will go through the process followed by the project until he shares with those attending the meeting the works shown in the Flora Industrialis exhibition. 



The Brazilian artist says of himself: "I am dyslexic and could not follow the teacher when she dictated to us. I started doing little drawings that eventually evolved into more elaborate ones and very soon I became the kid who used to draw the teachers' caricatures at full speed. That became part of who I was. I'm the kid who was able to make pictures of things." From this ability, he has made not only his profession as an artist, but his contribution to a more creative, inclusive and sustainable society.

Muniz has participated in numerous solo exhibitions in museums such as the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República (Bogotá), the Beyeler Foundation, P.S. 1 MoMA (NYC), the Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo), MACRO (Rome), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) and the Menil Collection (Houston) and his work is included in important private and public collections around the world.



October 18, 2023