Acclaimed Brazilian artists Vik Muniz to host screening here and make massive artwork in Squamish
Friday July 18th, 2014
Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz is probably best known here for the Academy Award-nominated documentary Wasteland, in which he worked with garbage pickers at Rio de Janeiro’s sprawling landfill to create giant, mosaic-like portraits out of trash. It was both a devastating look at the poverty-stricken people who live at the dump, and a revelation of the transformative power of art. Now the international art star with a passionate social conscience is set to come to B.C. to create another of his massive, mosaic-like pieces.