Photo London Live: artist and photographer Vik Muniz in conversation with Hank Willis Thomas
Vik Muniz, The Scream, after Edvard Munch (Pictures of Pigment), 2006. Chromogenic print, 228.6 x 182.9 cm. (90 x 72 in.). Edition of 6 + 4 AP. © the Artist Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts
Thursday 15 October, 6 pm BST on the Photo London Instagram channel, @photolondonfair. Free, no registration required.
Ben Brown Fine Arts presents internationally acclaimed artists Vik Muniz and Hank Willis Thomas in conversation. Muniz and Thomas will discuss, amongst other things, representation, personal versus the collective, ways of seeing, identity, history, politics and popular culture.
Explore Vik Muniz’s works at Photo London Digital with Ben Brown Fine Arts.
About the speakers:
Vik Muniz began his artistic career upon arriving in New York in 1983, holding his first solo exhibition in 1988. Muniz has since exhibited at numerous prestigious institutions, including the International Center of Photography, New York; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo; Museu de Art Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; and the Long Museum, Shanghai. His work is included in major publications such as the R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York; Tate, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. In 2001, Muniz represented the Brazilian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale. Muniz is the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary film entitled ‘Waste Land’ (2010). His public art installation commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design for the 72nd street Second Avenues Subway station opened in 2016. Vik was a creative director of the Rio 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony.
Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media and popular culture. His work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. His collaborative projects include Question Brigade: Black Males, In Search Of The Truth (The Truth Booth), and For Freedoms, the first artist-run initiative for art and civic engagement. In 2017, For Freedoms was awarded the ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform. Thomas is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (2017), the Soros Equality Fellowship, and is a member of the New York City Public Design Commission.