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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Block Cinema: Waste Land
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


March 11th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Waste Land, Waste Land
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tu, Sa, & Su 10 am–5 pm We, Th, & Fri 10 am–8 pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northwestern University
TAGS:  
cinema, Lucy Walker, Vik Muniz video-art
COST:  
$6 general admission; $4 with Block Museum membership of student ID
> DESCRIPTION

Chicago-area premiere! Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker explores the intersection of fine art, social justice, and eco-consciousness in her much-lauded new documentary. Her subject is Vik Muniz, a Brazil-born and Brooklyn-based artist who creates stunning works from unconventional materials. The film follows Muniz on a journey to Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill, to create his newest works, made from refuse. Muniz’s unique creative process includes enlisting the aid of some unconventional collaborators: the catadores, local trash pickers who comb the often dangerous mountains of trash for recyclable items. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.


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