Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vik Muniz Lecture Tonight At CCA

Vik Muniz will be speaking tonight at CCA. Vik is probably most famous for his portraits done in chocolate sauce. He likes to use unconventional mediums in his art making such as dust, sugar, catsup, or peanut butter and jelly.

Vik Muniz
CCA Graduate Studies Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 14, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campus
Info: 415.703.9505
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2247

A very similar lecture can be seen here:

From an interview on Egg: The Arts Show, PBS
"I think really my definition of success or celebrity is when people know more about you than you know about yourself. I started to learn who I am from what people tell me. You have to be very careful. See, my daily routine, I shave, I walk like this. And sometimes I do regular errands because I think it's important for me to keep doing things that I did before. It's keeping a little bit more in contact with the real world. And one of these days I took my bio and I was making Xeroxes, and a woman looked over my shoulder and saw my name in the pile of paper I was trying to work with. And she looked at me, the way I was dressed, and she said, "Oh, you work for Vik Muniz!" I thought a little about this, and I said, "Well, as a matter of a fact, I do." "Is he a nice boss?" I said, "Oh, he's a boss like anyone." You know, and she said, "Is he nice?" I said, "Well, bosses are not nice, you know you have to work." So I go about bad mouthing Vik Muniz the guy, you know. It was funny, cause I felt, I really felt, that I told that woman how I really felt about this guy, that was invented, that's not me at all and it's become a little bit part of what I am."

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