APPLICATIONS CLASS – VIK MUNIZ

2 first groups presented their reactions to Acconci presentation.

1st group presented a high-tech solution where pictures of students were shown on the screen with the text they should speak. The content was typed in live by the team members using their laptops in the audience. The topic was the new tower that will replace the World Trade Center, and how Acconci might want to design those towers.

2nd group presented a totally low-tech solution – each memeber of the team presented their own skit with the central theme of Push/Pull-Public/Private that Acconci talked about in his architectural desires.

For the surprise lecturer – VIK MUNIZ!! A Brazilian photographer/drawing/sculpture artist. Came from a poor Brazilian familiy in Sao Paulo and started out as an advertising agent – and won a prize for it on his first year of work. When he left the prize awarding event he was shot in a random “rescue” he was attempting. Lucky for him this guy was rich and bought him a ticket to the US, where he has been for the past 22 years.

His new show in NY:

Pictures of Junk
Sikkema Jenkins and Co.
New York, NY
September 9 – October 14

Some quotes:

“Most FINE artists are quite ROUGH characters…”

“An artist only does half of the work – the viewer does the other half…”

Amazing lecture…

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