Vik Muniz

March 20, 2007

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Vik Muniz, a major player in contemporary art, and his talk is not to be missed. His replica of the Mona Lisa, made with peanut butter and jelly, is just one example of his novel use of materials and sense of humor.  Copresented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago. This event was presetned as a part of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Lecture Series, made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.

Some of today's most innovative artists, designers, and thinkers explore contemporary art and design through stories about their experiences and careers. The Museum of Contemporary Art's People Who Shape our World spring lecture series presents perspectives from visual artist Vik Muniz, Village Voice art critic Jerry Saltz, architect Nanako Umemoto, and graphic designer Geoff McFetridge.  Each lecture provides an opportunity to learn about how contemporary art practices enrich each person's work, and is archived as a part of this online collection:
 
Vik Muniz

Nanako Umemoto

 
Recorded Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at Museum of Contemporary Art.