Apr 28, 2009

Vik Muniz art show opens at the Masp, in São Paulo

The wildly popular Vik Muniz show in Rio, which drew nearly 50 000 visitors, is now in São Paulo, where it will surely beat that record by the time it closes, on July 12.

The show has been set up at Masp, São Paulo's most important museum, and is a bit different than the Rio version. Long hallways have been set up in the basement. There are portraits of the artist himself, Che, Mona Lisa and Liz Taylor, all done in unexpected materials, like peanut butter and jelly, for example.

His awesome works made of junk and garbage (below), which are his most recent, are also well represented.

Avenida Paulista, 1578, tel. 55-11- 3251-5644. The museums opens from 11 am until 6 pm. Tickets cost R$ 15,00.

There's also a cool little video of Vik himself snapping pictures in São Paulo and talking about his art-making process. Very interesting, but it's in Portuguese. Here's the link.

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