The Chrysler Museum of Art celebrates Brazilian artist Vik Muniz with an exhibition running until 14th October 2018. Vik Muniz: Photography and the Rebirth of Wonder is curated by Arthur Ollman of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, and features some of Muniz’s most recent works.
“The inviting and accessible works meditate on human perception and optics, helping us think about how we see, how we remember and how we’ve come to trust our eyes.” said Seth Feman, Ph.D, Curator of Exhibitions and Curator of Photography at the Chrysler.
Muniz creates what he calls “photographic delusions” that playfully examine visual memory and human perception. His works begin as assemblages made from a wide range of mundane materials and food including spaghetti, chocolate syrup, diamonds, toys and magazines that the artist later stages and photographs.
The exhibition features more than 100 resulting photographs including works from his most-acclaimed series such as Hollywood divas made from diamonds, images of Jackson Pollock and Sigmund Freud made from messy drabs of chocolate syrup, and his famous Mona Lisa made from peanut butter and jelly.
Over the past two decades, Muniz’s work has been displayed in museums and galleries around the world. His work is included in the best collections of major international museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The J. Paul Getty Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London among others.