Vik Muniz, Verso (Starry Night), 2008. Mixed media, 74 x 92 cm.

Vik Muniz

The Hague


In 2008, the same year that Vik Muniz produced his first Versos, Gerard Byrne took some black and white photographs of the backs of historical paintings and interspersed them with other pictures and a film installation in an exhibition that explored uncertainties linked to time. These images prompted consternation for how they blended past and present, contrasted image production technologies, and elicited a range of inherent contradictions-particularly in their titles. The expected images-A Young Woman Contemplating a Skull, for instance-were ultimately withheld from viewers…see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.