In celebration of his upcoming large-scale mosaic land art installation in Squamish as part of the Vancouver Biennale, everyone is invited to meet Vik Muniz in person and learn more about his uniquely inspiring and critically acclaimed work at two screenings of his documentary films.
From July 21 to August 8, Muniz and his team will be in Squamish working with First Nations groups and the local community to create a grand-scale land mosaic that incorporates local natural materials and imagery into a portrait of a Squamish resident. It’ll be so big that it has to be viewed from an elevated platform.
“This landmark installation will testify to art’s ability to transcend boundaries and capture the essential history, landscape and spirit of a community,” said Barrie Mowatt, President of the Vancouver Biennale. “Muniz is a master at revealing the character of people in away that transforms our thinking, our stereotypes and attitudes.”
On Wednesday, July 23, Vancouver Biennale hosts An Evening with Vik Muniz at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway, Vancouver) where his two documentary films will be screened followed by a discussion with Muniz. To enter to win a pair of tickets to the event, do at least one of the following:
1. Retweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)
2. Leave a comment below telling us which of the two documentaries you’re more interested in seeing: This Is Not A Ball or Waste Land (the Sundance Film Festival winner and Academy Award-nominated documentary). (1 entry)
Contest ends Monday, July 21 at 8 p.m. One winner will be drawn at random.
Winner: Pauline R.
When: Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
The ingenious Muniz creates finely-detailed mosaics from unconventional materials, including diamonds, soccer balls and junkyard rubbish. Muniz’s work can be found in centres, museums and galleries around the world, including in Paris, New York, Washington D.C. and London.
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