Vik Muniz: Postcards from Nowhere
Not so long ago, it was relatively easy to wake up overlooking Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong and go to sleep in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge; to travel from Venice to Istanbul in time for dinner. The international network of the art world, in particular, made it easy to slip through time and…
Vik Muniz (born in São Paulo, 1961) is a prolific, internationally recognized artist, whose signature style appropriates and reinterprets iconic images of our time. His many publications include Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer (Aperture, 2005) and Vik Muniz: Everything So Far, Catalogue Raisonné 1987–2015 (2015). Waste Land, a documentary about his work in the favelas and landfills around Rio, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010.
Volume I presents thirty-two single postcards displaying each of the images in the series. Volume II presents a series of thirty-six postcards that, when assembled, can be viewed as a single, large-scale work of 30 x 40 inches. The process of assembling the larger, single image is akin to the original act of collage—or like that of assembling a mosaic crafted from disparate pieces that have traveled from afar, but when brought together, conjure something that is larger, more complete than any individual element could be on its own.
Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies
Number of pages: 34
Number of images: 68
Publication date: 2020-10-20
Measurements: 9.25 x 12.13 x 2.13 inches