III. The life and the workmanships of Vik Muniz In this we intend the pupils together with to make a study on the life and the workmanships of Vik Muniz and Tarsila of the Amaral. Making a dialogue against racism in the initial series of basic education. With intention to show to the pupils the artistic characteristics of each one of the authors and the diverse interpretations that its workmanships can have. The activities will be come back to the exercise of the development of the thought criticize of the pupils and its respective capacities of verbal expression in public. In this direction we will see Vicente Jose de Oliveira known Muniz as Vik Muniz (Are Pablo SP 1961). Photographer, tracer, painter and recorder. That in 1983, he started to live and to work in New York.
He carries through, since 1988 investigates mainly, relative subjects to the memory, the perception and the representation of images of the world of the arts and the medias. He makes use of diverse techniques and he uses in the workmanships, frequently, unusual materials as sugar, liquid chocolate, milk candy, catchup, gel for hair, garbage and dust. In 1988, he carries through the series of drawings The Best of Life, in which he reproduces of memory, a part of famous photographs propagated for the American magazine Life. Invited to display the drawings, the artist photographs them and of to photographs a treatment of impression in periodic, simulating a character of reality to the originary images of its memory. With this operation he inaugurates its boarding of the involved questions in the circulation and retention of images. In the following series, that receive, in general, the name of the used material – Images of Wire, Images of Land, Images of Chocolate, Children of Sugar etc. -, it starts to use the elements in such a way to recriar referring figures to the universe of the history of the art as of the daily one.