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    Vik Muniz, Leda and the Swan
    Vik Muniz (Brazilian, born 1961)
    Leda and the Swan, after Leonardo da Vinci, from the Pictures of Junk series, 2009
    Chromogenic print
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase through funds provided by patrons of the Second Annual Collectors Evening
    2011, 2011.6.
    Art © Vik Muniz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

    Vik Muniz

    February 28-August 21, 2016

    The High will premiere a major retrospective of the work of celebrated contemporary photographer Vik Muniz as part of an international tour. Co-organized by the High and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, the exhibition will examine the full breadth of this imaginative artist's career and will feature nearly 120 photographs, including many of Muniz's most recent works.

    Muniz (born 1961, São Paulo, Brazil) is distinguished as one of the most innovative and creative artists of the 21st century. Renowned for creating what he calls "photographic delusions," Muniz works with a dizzying array of unconventional materials—including sugar, tomato sauce, diamonds, magazine clippings, chocolate syrup, dust and junk—to painstakingly design narrative subjects before recording them with his camera. His resulting photographs often quote iconic images from popular culture and the history of art while defying easy classification and playfully engaging a viewer's process of perception. His more recent work utilizes electron microscopes and manipulates microorganisms to unveil both the familiar and the strange in spaces that are typically inaccessible to the human eye.

    Exhibition Organization and Support
    This exhibition is co-organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York City/Paris/Lausanne, and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.