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Untitled Film Still #7, after Cindy Sherman. Pictures of Paper, 2008 Digital Gelatin Silver Print 158,7 X 125,2 Cm © courtesy the artist and Arndt & Partner, Berlin
VIK MUNIZ

Potsdamer Strasse 96
D-10557 Berlin
Germany
October 29th, 2008 - January 17th, 2009
Opening: October 28th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.arndtberlin.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
mitte
EMAIL:  
info@arndtberlin.com
PHONE:  
+49.30.20 61 38 7 0
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat: 11am to 6pm
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz will be presenting his first solo show in Germany at Arndt & Partner, Berlin. We will be showing pieces from four bodies of work on both levels of the galleries at Checkpoint Charlie.

Among others his recently finished series “Pictures of Paper" which focuses on the classics of the history of photography such as August Sander, Dorothea Lange, Garry Winogrand or Arnold Newman will be shown the first time.

Vik Muniz’s conceptual photography predominantly deals with the reconstruction of famous paintings and master pieces. For many years he has been experimenting with a wide range of materials, such as sugar, dust or chocolate. He uses these to create chaotic copmpositions that upon closer look emerge as respresentational images - rudimentary and simple yet with a stunning illusional effect: 'Illusions as bad as mine,' he says, 'make people aware of the fallacies of visual information and the pleasure to be derived from such fallacies. These illusions are made to reveal the architecture of our concept of truth.' (Vik Muniz)

The artist will be present for the opening on Tuesday, 28 October, 6 to 8pm.