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Vik Muniz

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Vik Muniz

The Skateroom x Vik Muniz

13 November 2019 – 21 December 2019 13.11.2019 – 21.12.2019

Rue de la Concorde 33

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Baronian Xippas is pleased to announce The Skateroom x Vik Muniz in its 33 rue de la Concorde space.

 

Opening: Wednesday 13 November, 2019, from 6pm – 9pm.

 

Coinciding with Surfaces Vik Muniz’ solo exhibition at the gallery, The Skateroom x Vik Muniz showcases a new series of very limited art editions on skateboards released by The Skateroom, featuring Vik Muniz’s work.

 

As a child, Vik grew up in a low-income family from Sao Paulo. When he established himself as an artist, he devoted a large body of his work to give back to those who needed help the most: the poor and disenfranchised. Through the Pictures of Garbage series, Vik put the spotlight on those most forgotten by Rio de Janeiro’s society.

 

Vik Muniz’s art and social engagement resonate with The Skateroom’s socially driven business model. Through the sales of these editions of 75, The Skateroom commits 5% of the sales proceeds to support Coletivo Skate Maré, a volunteer-led grassroots movement that uses skateboarding as a tool to empower at-risk youth in the Rio favela of Maré. An additional 15% will support Escola Vidigal, Vik Muniz’s art and technology school for low-income children from Favela Vidigal in Rio.

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