See Lucy Walker‘s award winning documentary, Waste Land about a superstar artist (Vik Muniz) and an inspiring group of scavengers in the world’s largest landfill. Opens THIS FRIDAY at the Angelika in NYC.
A Q&A with Lucy Walker about her documentary Waste Land, which follows Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and a group of garbage pickers as they produce a daring social art project.
Vik Muniz is an internationally-acclaimed artist best known for his playful recreations of famous masterpieces using quotidian materials–the peanut butter and jelly Mona Lisa, for example. But coming from a lower class background in Brazil, Muniz is now developing an interest in breaking out of art world gags and doing something more global, more socially significant.