Mischievous Vik Muniz recalls label-swapping incident at MoMA

Gareth Harris for The Art Newspaper

The Brazilian artist discussed why and how he looks to art history during a discussion at The Arts Club in London. 

The Brazilian artist Vik Muniz was in fine form during a lively discussion at The Arts Club in London marking his fourth solo exhibition, entitled Fotocubismo, at Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery (until 26 May, also at Claridge’s ArtSpace on Brook’s Mews). Muniz is known for working with detritus—recreating famous works from unconventional materials such as dust, sugar, chocolate and scrap metal. Fotocubismo features work from Muniz’s most recent Surfaces series, which “explores concepts of perception, reality, and representation while challenging traditional notions of materiality”, says a gallery statement.