Vik Muniz: Photographs & Personal Articles

April 29 — June 9, 2000

Ubu Gallery presented an exhibition featuring two bodies of work by the Brazilian-born conceptual artist Vik Muniz. The first body, entitled Personal Articles, consisted of fantasy newspaper pages containing imaginary news stories accompanied by computer-manipulated photographs which are printed on newsprint and presented deadpan, without explanation. The complete set of sixty was displayed. The second body of work, entitled Photographs, consisted of a dozen small paintings/drawings, which Muniz created from memory after snapshots found in family albums. All the works maintain the appearance of the vernacular photographs from which they are derived, and provoke thoughtful consideration not only about reality, personal remembrances and common experience, but they also present the interaction between photography and drawing.

PRESS
The New York Times / May 5, 2000 / Roberta Smith / 1 reproduction
New York Magazine / Art (“Talent”) / May 8, 2000 / 1 reproduction
Passatimes / May 12, 2000 / Flavia Guerra / 1 reproduction
The Village Voice / “For Muniz the Medium is the Message” / May 23, 2000 / Vince Aletti
Art & Auction / Market Place / June 2000 / Jeannie Rosenfeld / 1 reproduction
Time Out New York / Art Reviews / June 1 – 8, 2000 / Saul Anton / 1 reproduction
The New York Art World / Short List / June – August 2000 / Michael Macinnis
Art on Paper / Museum & Gallery Reviews / September – October 2000 / Robert Mahoney

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