The making of images

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If you had to sum up the work of Vik Muniz in one word, the response would be: photographic! For over 25 years, the Brazilian artist has made use of improbable materials to reproduce images which he subsequently photographs: chocolate, dust, toys, diamonds, soil, litter, torn paper… Both a recycler and a pictorial wizard, Muniz reconstructs images which form part of our visual memory. When these are then photographed, this serves to renounce the originals from which they derive, thus confronting the viewer with an illusory representation. The prints’ large format draws us in to a fascinating visual experience. As we stand before these works, we can question the impact of the images that make up our memories, whether collective or individual. In the internet age, when everything can be photographed and disseminated on a grand scale, there is an urgent need to probe our own relationship with images – whether art historical masterpieces or images from popular culture. In this visual brouhaha, Muniz goes some way towards recreating a favourable environment for reflection and contemplation. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Galerie Xippas, Geneva and Paris.If you had to sum up the work of Vik Muniz in one word, the response would be: photographic! For over 25 years, the Brazilian artist has made use of improbable materials to reproduce images which he subsequently photographs: chocolate, dust, toys, diamonds, soil, litter, torn paper… Both a recycler and a pictorial wizard, Muniz reconstructs images which form part of our visual memory. When these are then photographed, this serves to renounce the originals from which they derive, thus confronting the viewer with an illusory representation. The prints’ large format draws us in to a fascinating visual experience. As we stand before these works, we can question the impact of the images that make up our memories, whether collective or individual. In the internet age, when everything can be photographed and disseminated on a grand scale, there is an urgent need to probe our own relationship with images – whether art historical masterpieces or images from popular culture. In this visual brouhaha, Muniz goes some way towards recreating a favourable environment for reflection and contemplation. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Galerie Xippas, Geneva and Paris. Vik Muniz, Wedding (Album), 2013 © Vik Muniz. Courtesy Xippas Galleries & Vik Muniz Studio Image d’en-tête: Toy Soldier (Monads Series), 2003 © Vik Muniz. Courtesy Xippas Galleries & Vik Muniz Studio

Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
2400 Le Locle
Switzerland
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Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

05.09.2019 - 27.10.2019
15.11.2019 - 09.02.2020
07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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23.08.2019 - 24.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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23.08.2019 - 24.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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07.06.2019 - 22.09.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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20.09.2019 - 12.01.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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29.05.2019 - 25.08.2019
Musée de l´Elysée
18, avenue de l´Elysée
Lausanne

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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30.08.2019 - 08.12.2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
Zürich

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19.03.2018 - 01.09.2019
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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22.06.2019 - 13.10.2019
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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01.08.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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The making of images Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Main address: Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland If you had to sum up the work of Vik Muniz in one word, the response would be: photographic! For over 25 years, the Brazilian artist has made use of improbable materials to reproduce images which he subsequently photographs: chocolate, dust, toys, diamonds, soil, litter, torn paper… Both a recycler and a pictorial wizard, Muniz reconstructs images which form part of our visual memory. When these are then photographed, this serves to renounce the originals from which they derive, thus confronting the viewer with an illusory representation. The prints’ large format draws us in to a fascinating visual experience. As we stand before these works, we can question the impact of the images that make up our memories, whether collective or individual. In the internet age, when everything can be photographed and disseminated on a grand scale, there is an urgent need to probe our own relationship with images – whether art historical masterpieces or images from popular culture. In this visual brouhaha, Muniz goes some way towards recreating a favourable environment for reflection and contemplation. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Galerie Xippas, Geneva and Paris.If you had to sum up the work of Vik Muniz in one word, the response would be: photographic! For over 25 years, the Brazilian artist has made use of improbable materials to reproduce images which he subsequently photographs: chocolate, dust, toys, diamonds, soil, litter, torn paper… Both a recycler and a pictorial wizard, Muniz reconstructs images which form part of our visual memory. When these are then photographed, this serves to renounce the originals from which they derive, thus confronting the viewer with an illusory representation. The prints’ large format draws us in to a fascinating visual experience. As we stand before these works, we can question the impact of the images that make up our memories, whether collective or individual. In the internet age, when everything can be photographed and disseminated on a grand scale, there is an urgent need to probe our own relationship with images – whether art historical masterpieces or images from popular culture. In this visual brouhaha, Muniz goes some way towards recreating a favourable environment for reflection and contemplation. The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Galerie Xippas, Geneva and Paris. Vik Muniz, Wedding (Album), 2013 © Vik Muniz. Courtesy Xippas Galleries & Vik Muniz Studio Image d’en-tête: Toy Soldier (Monads Series), 2003 © Vik Muniz. Courtesy Xippas Galleries & Vik Muniz Studio Book tickets