“Waste Land” Documentary Tuesday, 10/13

This Tuesday evening, a very special event, sponsored by the Tang Teaching Museum:

Join us for a 1-night only screening of “Waste Land”, a brilliant, Academy Award nominated documentary exploring the life and art of “garbage pickers” in the world’s largest garbage dump, in Rio de Janeiro. In the film, Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Vic Muniz gets to know the pickers, and ends up working with them to make art out of their findings. Not a craft project, this collaboration produces stunning works of art.

This screening is sponsored by the Tang Teaching Museum. In September, they opened a new exhibit – “Affinity Atlas” that charts an exploratory path across disciplines built on idiosyncratic treasures from the Tang collection, punctuated with recent works by a roster of contemporary artists including Vic Muniz.

Tang Director Ian Berry will introduce the film and discuss Muniz’s body of work. In addition, a discussion about sustainability will include Ian Rogers, who heads Sustainability efforts at Skidmore, and representatives from Sustainable Saratoga and Skidmore campus groups to discuss sustainability initiatives on the home front.

Here is a review (from RogerEbert.com) of Waste Land. 
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/waste-land-2011.

Don’t miss this BRILLIANT and TOUCHING film. You can see it on our big screen on Tuesday, 10/13.

Doors open at 6:30. We will have discussion BEFORE and AFTER the film.

Tell your friends, and Join us!

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