Vik Muniz' Sandcastles in a group exhibition at the Sinclair House Museum, Germany
Vik Muniz’ series Sandcastles in the exhibition “Sand. Ressource, life, desire”, at the Sinclair House Museum, Germany.
The castles are etched with a focus ion beam and ‘photographed’ with a scanning electron microscope. Although, photography is a bit of a misnomer, since no photons were actually used.
In this group show, you could find Vik Muniz’ work and the artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho’s drawings as tiny as they are tremendous: magnificent castles etched onto microscopic grains of sand—a complete and innovative reversal of building a sand castle.
Curated by Moritz Ohlig, the exhibition Sand – Resource, Life, Desire shows works by 16 international artists who are dedicated to the aesthetic, economic and social meanings of sand. You explore the sedimentary rock in its different structures, properties and dimensions: from the great, poetic expanses of the immeasurable deserts, the exhibition zooms in to microscopically small components and makes facets visible that are not visible to the human eye.
Our connection to the world’s resources – based on scientific findings, knowledge and emotional experience – is essential for our future. In this sense, the exhibition and the catalog invite you to discover the diversity of sand: both its beauty and the role that we as humanity have assigned to it as a supporting material for the Anthropocene.