Vik Muniz: VIK MUNIZ

Vik Muniz: VIK MUNIZ

2019 4.10-5.11

The gallery will be closed during the golden week holidays from April 30th (tue.) to May 6th (mon.).

"Eiffel Tower" Postcards from Nowhere, 2015, 101.6 x 151.6 cm, Digital C print, ©Vik Muniz
Press Release

Venue: nca | nichido contemporary art
Exhibition schedule: April 10th (Wed.) ~ May 11th (Sat.)
Opening hours: Tue. ~ Sat. 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holidays)

nca | nichido contemporary art is pleased to present Vik Muniz solo exhibition “VIK MUNIZ”
Active since the early 90’s, Muniz uses unconventional materials, including wire, sugar, diamond, chocolate syrup, and colored paper to recreate well-known works of art or historical/news photographs images, and present them as photographs. Through the reconstruction of these images, viewers are provided with the opportunity to discover different layers in the visual image’s background which we are usually and casually exposed to whether by the Internet or magazines.

On view a selection of works never shown in Japan before from his series “Postcards from Nowhere”, where postcard-like sceneries are recreated through the use of actual postcards, an object whose importance and material value has deeply changed, and “Album”, where actual family shots, photographs taken to commemorate special times, and intimate moments are recreated through commemorative personal images obtained from SNS.

Moreover, Vik Muniz will present a new work in occasion of KYOTOGRAPHIE International Photography Festival (Kyoto) which will start from April 13th.Commissioned by Champagne house Ruinart, the new work will be presented through a series of events worldwide starting from Hong Kong Basel.

Vik Muniz
1961 Born in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently living and working between New York and Rio De Janeiro.。
Recent Main Solo Exhibitions: (Museum)/ 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (upcoming) / Palazzo Cini, Venice (2017) / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (2017) / Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (2016) / Mauritshuis Museum, Denmark, The Netherlands (2016) / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA (2016) / Lowe Art Museum, Miami, USA (2015) / Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia, USA (2015) / Museo de La Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015) / Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint Ethienne, France (2015) / Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia, USA (2014) / Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Lima, Lima, Peru (2014) / Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2014) / Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Quito, Quito, Ecuador (2014) / Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2014) / Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2014) / Museo Banco de la República, Colombia (2013) / Centro de Arte Contemporánea de Málaga, Malaga, Spain (2012) / Mint Museum Uptown, North Carolina, USA (2012) / Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (2011) / Espaço Cultural Contemporâneo – ECCO, Brazilia, Brazil (2011) / Instituto Tomie Ohtake, San Paulo (2011) / Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea (2011) / and others. Vik Muniz’s works are part of numerous international public and private

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