Quote of Note | Vik Muniz


At right, a work from Vik Muniz’s 2009 “Pictures of Garbage” series, which replicated photographs with large-scale assemblages of refuse

“The beautiful thing about garbage is that it’s negative. It’s something that you don’t use anymore. It’s what you don’t want to see. So, if you are a visual artist, it becomes a very interesting material to work with because it’s the most nonvisual of materials. You are working with something that you usually try to hide.”

-Artist Vik Muniz, the subject of Waste Land, a documentary directed by Lucy Walker that premieres tomorrow in New York City as part of the Paley Center for Media’s DocFest