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Vik Muniz: poetics of perception

February 7, 2014 – April 27, 2014
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Internationally recognized for his startling use of materials, Vik Muniz creates stunning images, while investigating the history of art and of visual reproduction. By employing diverse objects such as toys, diamonds, industrial garbage, and minute magazine clippings, Muniz creates tableaus which are preserved through photographic reproduction. Attuned to the history of image-making, Muniz's complex compositions investigate the nature of visual cognition, and promise to engage and inspire. His award-winning documentary, Waste Landwill be screened during the course of the exhibition. This exhibition is organized by Virginia MOCA and guest curated by Carla Hanzal.

Carla Hanzal is an independent curator based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hanzal previously served as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum (2002-2012) where she organized 40 exhibitions, including initiating the VantagePoint contemporary art series and the nationally-recognized exhibition, Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections. Prior to working at the Mint, Hanzal was curator of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, now MOCA (1997-2002). 

Watch Vik Muniz talk about his art on this TED Talk. 

Read more about Vik Muniz in the New York Times. 

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