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Our garden

Our garden needs its flowers.

Centre d’Art Tecla Sala.

27/02 – 18/07/2021


Exposició comissariada per David Armengol i Albert Mercadé.


Des del 2015 més de 500 artistes visuals, músics, arquitectes, dissenyadors i agents culturals han escollit la ciutat de L’Hospitalet com a destí creatiu i conviuen avui en espais rehabilitats de l’antiga zona industrial de la ciutat, que s’ha posicionat com un dels principals eixos culturals de l’àrea metropolitana de Barcelona.

A partir d’un recorregut orgànic Our garden needs its flowers proposa una lectura de l’actual context artístic del Districte Cultural posant especial atenció a les arts visuals, la música i el disseny.


Amb obres de Muntadas, i Pablo del Pozo, entre d’altres.


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MoMa PS1

MoMA PS1 now screening “Political Advertisement X: 1952–2020 (2020)” at the MOMA Magazine.


From 19.01 til 31.01.2021, you can watch the film “Political Advertisement X: 1952–2020 (2020)” by Muntadas and Marshall Reese online, along with Artur Żmijewski’s “Democracies” (2009) and Bani Abidi’s “RESERVED” (2006).


Drawn primarily from MoMA’s collection, and looking ahead to the forthcoming exhibition “Signals: The Politics of Video”, the selection of works takes on the newly omnipresent impact of video on politics, on the cusp of world change.


Artists have created some of the most prescient and perceptive takes on this media transformation. Here, in this limited screening series, we present an international selection of artists’ experiments that feel uncannily relevant to our relationship with video today.



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Political Advertisement X: 1952-2020

Political Advertisement X: 1952-2020. Un projecte de Muntadas i Marshall Reese.


Projecció Zumzeig Online: Coincidint amb les eleccions nord-americanes, la pel·lícula estarà disponible online durant 24 hores, el 3 de novembre.


La projecció també inclou una presentació d’Albert Alcoz i un epíleg de Marcelo Expósito.


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Des de 1984, els artistes Muntadas i Marshall Reese han creat una antologia d’anuncis televisius de campanyes presidencials que s’actualitza cada 4 anys per a incloure anuncis de cada elecció presidencial, des de la campanya Eisenhower-Stevenson de 1952 fins a l’actual convocatòria electoral Trump-Biden.


La seva última versió, Political Advertisement X: 1952-2020, és una visió personal de com es presenten la política i els polítics a través de la imatge en moviment.





exposure:the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place (Cambridge Dictionary)


Exposures is a series of online exhibitions that aims to reflect on topics related to the current context, and around the general idea of ‘The body and the other’.


Exposures #03The hands


The third proposal revolves around the hand, the part of the human body most linked to the artistic creation along with the eyes and which at the same time helps us to communicate and relate, just like the word.


It brings together works by Erick Beltrán, Cabello/Carceller, Victoria Civera, Hannah Collins, Enzo Cucchi, Chema Madoz, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Muntadas, Perejaume, Marcel Rubio Juliana and Julião Sarmento.


Our hands are taking an unusual role in the last months due to their role in the transmission of viruses. Touching things, touching our faces, touching other hands has become dangerous, hands are now forced to cover themselves with gloves, to wash constantly, not to touch, not even to say hello.


But we have seen how its presence has been a constant in many artistic works, from prehistoric art to the present day, due to its formal and symbolic variety.


The non-verbal language of gestures reveals the relationship between hand and mind. In the works we show, the hand gestures express different moods, feelings, attitudes or emotions from fear or sorrow to sensuality or complicity. Sometimes, as happens for example in Julião Sarmento’s works, its representation alludes to the totality of the human body.


Hand gestures also refer to social conventions, thus becoming a representation of the human condition in close relationship with culture and expression. As evidenced in some of Muntadas‘ works, this rhetorical figure can define ambition, agreement, imposition, authority or power.


This exhibition will be on view until September 30th.


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think about the size




“Escric amb rius i turons / sobre el paper de les planes”    Perejaume*


Spring has been marked by a radical transformation of our ways of moving, relating and exchanging. Suddenly everything has changed. Our perception of everyday things and also of the most relevant things has been questioned. What seemed essential to us becomes not essential. We have realized the precariousness of life, we have known the importance of solidarity, of family, of our loved ones, of our environment. Nature and the environment have also taken a leading role that they did not have before.


Facing this, we have dared to ask the artists of the gallery to participate in this exhibition that we now present, with works which they have carried out during this time of social isolation. They are diverse answers to the same question, they have in common the use of paper as a medium, common for some –like Victoria Civera or Perejaume– and unprecedented for others –like Hannah Collins or Annika Kahrs–.


The making of these works has been able to become an escape route, a tool to continue working despite the difficulties and, at the same time, they allow the spectator to enter the intimacy of the studios and the heads of their creators. They are, in most cases, works made at home, with house’s tools, testimonies of a unique and, we hope, unrepeatable moment.


‘Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed’ takes the title of a work by the artist Annika Kahrs. Starting with humor, it invites us to reflect on the balance between micro and macro levels and on the search for meaning and identity within the unfathomable universe of which we are a part, reflections that become fundamental in the current context.


The result of this exhibition has been a series of diverse works. In some cases, we see that the themes that worried the artists, before the pandemic, have maintained their leading role or, even in others, they show fragments of their work process and are linked to future projects.


In other cases, we find proposals that speak directly of the current moment: reflections on personal relationships, the political situation, messages from the media or vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.


Finally, we would also find a third group of works that focus on observing the closest environment and nature.



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* “I write with rivers and hills / on the paper of the plains” Perejaume

A Storm in a Teacup & Sideshow of a sideshow, 2012

exposure:the fact of experiencing something or being affected by it because of being in a particular situation or place (Cambridge Dictionary)


Exposures is a series of online exhibitions that aims to reflect on topics related to the current context, and around the general idea of ‘The body and the other’.


Exposures #02. The word 

The second proposal brings together conceptual practices around the word and the language, basic tools in our relationship with the world and with others.

The works of Erick Beltrán, Joan Brossa, Pauline Bastard, Muntadas, Javier Peñafiel, Perejaume, Teresa Solar and Anna Dot (guest artist) propose texts, phrases, messages, statements, which become resources for the analysis of reality, characterized by their critical and transforming character of the art system and society.

The works presented reflect the relationship between word and image and use various linguistic strategies. In the case of Teresa Solar‘s work, she plays with the aesthetics of phonetics and language learning posters. In other cases, language is used from a sound dimension -as in the work of Perejaume-, a sign –Javier Peñafiel– or poetic –Joan Brossa.

In the 2018 Muntadas work, the mechanisms of communication, language and the problematic relationship between the production of knowledge and economic power are analyzed. Also in the case of Erick Beltrán, through language, he dissects the world to classify it, categorize it, differentiate each of its elements in order to try to understand it.

In a more narrative line, Pauline Bastard‘s work starts from objects found casually that allow her to entrust strangers with the writing of creative fictions.

Lastly, we wanted to introduce an action carried out by Anna Dot at the Fundació Brossa in 2019, evidently for her connection with Joan Brossa, but also for her poetic reflection on the construction of words. 

This exhibition will be on view until 10 of June.

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Espai d’Art Contemporani, Castelló

12.3 – 14.6.2020

Inauguración 12.3.2020 – 20h


Artistes: Ignasi Aballí / Ángela Bonadies / Gonzalo Elvira / Esther Ferrer / Dora García / Pedro G. Romero / Narelle Jubelin / Eva Lootz / Antoni Muntadas / Javier Peñafiel / Álvaro Perdices / Paloma Polo / Isidoro Valcárcel Medina


Comissariat: María Virgínia Jaua


Es tracta d’una sèrie de vídeos breus en què es convida una sèrie d’artistes perquè facen la lectura d’una imatge que prèviament hauran triat. A través d’un format diferent, ja que implica presentar la imatge i fer la seua lectura o anàlisi en la veu i el pensament del convidat.


Una veu / una imatge sorgeix del desig de voler ampliar i explorar diferents formats per a l’anàlisi de les imatges. El format de vídeo ens permet detindre’ns en la superfície de la imatge i viatjar, i interactuar amb aquesta a partir del so i els elements visuals. També ens permet submergir-nos en la veu, que és un segell distintiu i únic de cadascuna de les persones a les quals convidarem.


El pensament es presenta en el format sonor que distingeix cadascun dels artistes presents en la mostra. La veu ens diu molt: gènere, edat, lloc de procedència. La cadència de la veu i la seua modulació, d’alguna manera fa present l’artista i diu molt de la seua manera de pensar i d’estar en el món.


Un altre dels trets destacables d’aquesta mostra és la selecció de les imatges que cada artista fa. D’una banda, moltes d’aquestes reflecteixen la implicació dels artistes respecte a la complexa realitat que els ha tocat viure; d’altra banda, exhibeixen les inquietuds inherents al treball de la representació i a la reflexió que es fa respecte a la producció artística.


En aquest sentit la suma de tots aquests treballs reuneix, concilia i disposa dos aspectes de l’obra que normalment no veiem. I és la manera en què els artistes reflexionen a l’hora de produir la seua obra. Encara que es mostra per una via tangencial, que és la de convidar-los a reflexionar sobre les imatges que ens envolten i que no són estrictament “seues”.


Per aquest motiu, podríem dir que el dispositiu principal que s’activa en aquesta mostra és  que la lectura de l’artista active l’impuls “lector” de l’espectador. I per aquesta via, es descobrisca una altra manera de llegir i d’acostar-se a la producció d’art, que no ha de ser una altra cosa que producció, pensament i criticitat davant la realitat que ens toca viure.


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Galeria Joan Prats

ARCO Madrid


26/02/2020 – 01/03/2020


Booth 9C09




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Villa delle Rose, MAMbo, Bologna
18.1 – 22.3.2020
Inaugurazione: venerdì 17.1.2020 – 18h


Villa delle Rose prosegue l’attività di valorizzazione di artisti attivi nella scena internazionale proponendo, dal 18 gennaio al 22 marzo 2020, la prima personale in un’istituzione museale italiana di Antoni Muntadas (Barcellona 1942), dal titolo Muntadas. Interconnessioni, a cura di Cecilia Guida e Lorenzo Balbi.


Promossa da Istituzione Bologna Musei | MAMbo, in collaborazione con Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo di Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, con la partnership della Fondazione Federico Zeri e il patrocinio del Dipartimento delle Arti dell’Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, la mostra segue sul piano temporale la personale allestita nel museo basco d’arte contemporanea dal 4 ottobre 2019 al 12 gennaio 2020. Le due esposizioni gemelle si differenziano per il peculiare rapporto con gli spazi espositivi. L’allestimento di Bologna è stato pensato appositamente per la dimensione “domestica” della settecentesca Villa delle Rose, dando vita a un percorso che favorisce un rapporto intimo con il visitatore, a partire dall’avvertenza che lo accoglie all’entrata “Attenzione: la percezione richiede partecipazione”.


Muntadas. Interconnessioni è uno dei Main project di ART CITY Bologna 2020, il programma istituzionale di mostre, eventi e iniziative speciali promosso dal Comune di Bologna in collaborazione con BolognaFiere in occasione di Arte Fiera.


La mostra presenta un’analisi trasversale del lavoro dell’artista, che va dai primi anni Settanta a oggi, stabilendo nuovi campi di significato e relazioni puntuali tra i temi ricorrenti nella sua analisi interdisciplinare: la globalizzazione, il capitalismo transnazionale, la nozione di dispositivo, la relazione pubblico/privato, i rapporti tra monumenti e memoria, le “microfisiche” del potere, l’interrogazione dell’archivio, i processi della traduzione, la circolazione delle informazioni, l’immaginario politico veicolato dai media.

In occasione di Muntadas. Interconnessioni è stata realizzata una pubblicazione per Corraini Edizioni, con testi critici di Beatriz Herráez, Lorenzo Balbi, Cecilia Guida, Arturo fito Rodríguez Bornaetxea, Roberto Pinto e Gabriel Villota Toyos.


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antoni muntadas acvic traduccio

5.11.2019, 16h

ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies


ANTONI MUNTADAS, simposi Art i Traducció.


Dimarts 5 de novembre de 2019

De 16.00 a 17.30 h

A ACVic Centre d’Arts Contemporànies


Taller en el marc del SIMPOSI ART I TRADUCCIÓ, coorganitzat per la UVic-UCC i ACVic.


Taller pràctic d’Antoni Muntadas, on compartirà i explicarà les seves metodologies de treball, interpretant imatges dels mitjans de comunicació del context vigatà en relació amb les nocions de “traducció”, “mitjans”, “espai públic”, “ideologia” i “poder”.


L’investigador Pablo Santa Olalla (UB), també arxiver de l’Arxiu/AM, i Anna Dot presentaran i coordinaran el taller. L’acte de clausura anirà a càrrec de la doctora i crítica d’art Ana M. Palomo.


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Look See Perceive, 2009

ARTIUM, Vitoria Gasteiz

04/10/19 – 12/01/20



El proyecto Muntadas Elkarrekiko loturak, interconexiones, interconnessioni propone una mirada transversal a temas recurrentes en la obra de Muntadas, uno de los pioneros internacionales del arte conceptual. En esta primera gran exposición del artista en Euskadi, el tema central del proyecto es el espacio público y el poder ejercido a través de los medios en todas sus formas y «situaciones» posibles en la vida diaria.


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Dijous 19.09.19, a les 19h, al Centre Cultural Terrassa.


Closing de les exposicions de la Col·lecció Josep Maria Civit.


Civit ens convida a entendre diferents formes de pensar i de dialogar amb el present. El compromís cultural, l’experimentació amb la imatge i la pràctica d’una aventura mental són els trets distintius de la col·lecció. Tot això en l’intent de compartir una mirada més enllà de la retiniana.


Obres de Jordi Alcaraz, Joan Brossa, Hannah Collins, Muntadas, Pablo del Pozo, Fernando Prats, Teresa Solar, entre d’altres.



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Muntadas, atencion percepcion requiere participacion

16.05.2019 — 18.05.2019

Torre Colpatria de Bogotá


Atención: La percepción requiere participación

Intervención sobre la fachada de la Torre Colpatria de Bogotá

Babel Media Art


Antoni Muntadas es uno de los primeros artistas en utilizar nuevas tecnologías en las artes visuales y que ha realizado un exploración artística del espacio virtual mantenido por mucho tiempo un interés sobre el pensamiento crítico e ideológico, la memoria histórica, las estructuras de poder político, las industrias culturales, los diferentes contextos sociales y la interacción entre espacios públicos y privados. Muntadas se define a sí mismo como un “intérprete de las imágenes que se producen en el mundo actual” y que pretende “identificar por qué algunas imágenes adquieren más visibilidad que otras”.


Uno de sus proyectos On Translation: El Aplauso realizado en1999, propuso una lectura particularmente crítica del contexto colombiano; cuestionando la forma en que los medios televisivos presentaban la situación de violencia extrema, generando una desensibilización paulatina del público frente a las imágenes del conflicto. Para esta ocasión, la obra que hemos decidido presentar se titula Atención: La percepción requiere participación; una pieza que busca inducir al espectador al ejercicio de la acción, incita a no ser entes pasivos como espectadores, incluso en el acto de la contemplación estética. Muntadas pretende que los ciudadanos se conviertan en un elemento activo en la resolución de los conflictos internos, invitándolos a involucrarse con la construcción de la realidad.


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CDAN (Huesca, ES)


El CDAN (Centro de Arte y Naturaleza) de Huesca dedica su temporada de verano 2019 a la temática del campo.

Un ecosistema es una comunidad biogeográfica cuyos factores físicos se caracterizan por un tipo de vegetación y fauna predominante. Esta descripción podría ser aplicada a un campo, un paisaje natural externo a una población, pero podría también ser utilizada para definir un paisaje cultural como es un estadio de fútbol. Es decir, una superficie verde, codificada y regulada que establece un espacio reservado y protegido de vegetación que se caracteriza por un césped artificial y una especie humana. Si los campos de fútbol se han convertido en una unidad de medida que, a menudo, han reemplazado a las unidades de superficie a la hora de comparar grandes extensiones de terreno; a nivel simbólico, los estadios se han transformado en microcosmos en donde los aspectos colectivos, nacionales e identitarios de este rito de masas reflejan los valores políticos, económicos y culturales de la comunidad humana contemporánea.


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Antoni Muntadas

Macba, Barcelona

Exposición permanente


On Subjectivity, obra de Antoni Muntadas, presente en la exposición Un siglo breve: colección Macba.

Esta nueva muestra presenta un recorrido cronológico a través de la Colección MACBA desde 1929 hasta el presente. En 1929 Barcelona acogió la Exposición Universal, para la que Mies van der Rohe diseñó el Pabellón Alemán o Pabellón Barcelona junto con Lilly Reich. Por iniciativa de Josep Lluís Sert y Josep Torres i Clavé, se fundó el GATCPAC (Grupo de Arquitectos y Técnicos Catalanes para el Progreso de la Arquitectura Contemporánea). André Breton escribió el Segundo manifiesto surrealista y, en París, un grupo de artistas abstractos, liderados por Joaquín Torres-García y Michel Seuphor, fundó Cercle et Carré. Aquel mismo año se inauguró el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York (MoMA) y Virginia Woolf publicó su ensayo feminista Una habitación propia


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Arco 2019


27/02/2019 – 03/03/2019

Booth 9C09




CAIO REISEWITZ Meeting with the artist and book signing, Altamira

Thursday, February 28, in our booth at ARCOmadrid 2019

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona

16.11.2018 – 22.4.2019



Àlex Mitrani i Imma Prieto



Les propostes artístiques que es van produir a Catalunya durant la segona meitat de la dècada dels anys seixanta del segle XX, que compartien els ideals de renovació generacional i revolució que van esclatar en diversos nuclis internacionals, es presentaran en aquesta mostra, coincidint amb els 50 anys del maig del 68.


Aquest període ha patit fins ara una certa indefinició per part de la historiografia, que no sempre l’ha sabut encaixar, entre l’ocàs de l’informalisme i la irrupció del conceptual. És el moment de l’emergència del Pop Art i la Nova Figuració, que superava els posicionaments existencialistes de postguerra per assajar altres formes de resistència on l’homologació amb els models culturals internacionals és fonamental. Potser contradictori i efímer, l’art d’aquests anys mostra la connexió amb la modernitat internacional lligada als nous paradigmes de llibertat i revolució. Pacifisme, revolució sexual, crítica al capitalisme, exploració sense límits de la creativitat individual, són alguns dels reptes fonamentals que manifesten, als quals s’afegeix la resistència al context específic del franquisme.



Sergi Aguilar, Rosa Amorós, Eduard Arranz-Bravo, Francesc Artigau, Rafael Bartolozzi, Jordi Batiste, Ernesto Carratalà, Mari Chordà, Colida, Claude Collet, Carlos Duran, Equipo Crónica, Alicia Fingerhut, Jordi Fornas, Jordi Galí, Sílvia Gubern, Lluís Güell, Gonzalo Herralde, Josep Iglesias del Marquet, Àngel Jové, Antoni Llena, Robert Llimós, Miralda, Xavier Miserachs, Muntadas, Aurèlia Muñoz, Norman Narotzky, Antoni Padrós, Joan Rabascall, Guillem Ramos-Poquí, Pau Riba, Àngels Ribé, Amèlia Riera, Benet Rossell, América Sánchez, Carles Santos, Enric Satué, Enric Sió, Gonçal Sobrer, Jaume Xifra, Zush / Evru



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Guadiana 2017 Muntadas

MEIAC Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz

13.11.2018 – 3.2.2019



Comisaria Alicia Chillida



Estrategias del desplazamiento, que cita y remite a la idea de deriva de los situacionistas, puede ser recorrida como una experiencia de las problemáticas del desplazamiento, entre la dimensión sociopolítica y la condición psicológica de la individualidad. En el recorrido se conectan trabajos videográficos de Muntadas del ciclo On Translation,  en los que se aborda la sensación psicológica del miedo como una herramienta política y geoestratégica, sumados a tres videos más recientes articulados en una trilogía, que describen acciones vinculadas al desplazamiento: Dérive Veneziane, 2015, Guadiana, 2017, y Finisterre, 2017.


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Auditorium MACRO Asilo, Roma


23.10.2018 – 11-13h & 15-18h: Metodologia del Progetto. Sintesi dell’approccio di Antoni Muntadas alle arti, ai mass media, alla politica e al contesto


24.10.2018 – 11-13h: Il museo come esperimento? modelli di museo a confronto a partire dal Museo immaginario di Malraux. Seguirà un dibattito.


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Espai Joan Brossa, Barcelona

25.9.2018 – 20h


Enrique Baeza aterra a l’Espai Joan Brossa per convertir l’entrevista en una expressió artística. Amb “Retrats de paraula”, un projecte que ja ha estat presentat a ciutats com Nova York, Miami, Buenos Aires o Madrid, la nova seu de la Fundació comença a caminar i a omplir-se de poesia, de creació i de vida.


Per tal d’assistir-hi, cal confirmar assistència a través del correu fundacio@fundaciojoanbrossa.cat o del telèfon 934589984. L’acció té un aforament màxim de 80 persones i un cop començada no es podrà accedir al recinte.


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Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz

21.9.2018 – 25.8.2019


La exposición Queda mucho pasado por delante. Oroi nos enfrenta a la Colección de Artium como una imagen de la memoria, múltiple y compleja del presente. Memoria que nos constituye como personas, que da cuerpo al lenguaje y a la representación, al tiempo y al documento, al enigma y la sospecha. La exposición incluye 102 obras de la Colección, herramientas de análisis que abordan la memoria desde diferentes implicaciones sociales y culturales en su relación con la historia, la economía o el poder.


Artistas: Ignasi Aballí, Elena Aitzkoa, Vicente Ameztoy, José Ramón Amondarain, Guido Anderloni, Cecilia Andersson, Ibon Aranberri, Judas Arrieta, Txomin Badiola, Jordi Bernadó, Ramón Bilbao, Elena Blasco, Bleda y Rosa, Jacobo Castellano, Colectivo Cambalache, José Dávila, Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pep Durán, Mirari Echávarri, Joan Fontcuberta, Susy Gómez, Abian González Francés, Eduardo Hurtado, Aldo Iacobelli, Carlos Irijalba, Iñaki Larrimbe, Abigail Lazkoz, Miki Leal, Mateo López, Isidro López Aparicio, Rogelio López Cuenca, Cristina Lucas, Mateo Maté, Asier Mendizabal, Elena Mendizabal, Haroon Mirza, Pedro Mora, Juan Luis Moraza, Moris, Antoni Muntadas, Jorge Oteiza, Benjamín Palencia, Alberto Peral, Javier Pérez, Txuspo Poyo, Concha Prada, Sergio Prego, Gonzalo Puch, Miguel Ángel Ríos, Pedro G. Romero, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, Ixone Sádaba, Ignacio Sáez, Avelino Sala, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Olve Sande, Richard Serra, Adolfo Schlosser, José María Sicilia, Fernando Sinaga, Antoni Tàpies, Francesc Torres, Darío Urzay, Javier Vallhonrat, Joana Vasconcelos, Azucena Vieites, Darío Villalba, Robert Waters, B. Wurtz.


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Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing


Opening, 18.8.2018 – 16.30h

Lecture, 18.8.2018 – 15h


Curator: Esteban Andueza & Du Xiyun



The Beijing location of Three Shadows Photography Art Centre is proud to present the Antoni Muntadas exhibition Asian Protocols: China, Japan and South Korea, a multidisciplinary research art project investigating the ways that private and public protocols affect society and people’s lives. 


Starting from the premise of Muntadas as an outside observer planted in three countries, he develops his own research exploring questions about the idea of “protocol” as applied to culture, politics, education, society, public and private space, economy, the religion, etc. As an artist, his analysis takes the form of videos, installations, documentary films, archives, and others – an array of disciplines that Muntadas has been exploring for the last decades.


Asian Protocols, then, is a visual research work focused on the cultural background of the three countries, dissecting the similarities and differences between the collective and the individual in all three. It also attempts to breakdown stereotypes about the three countries, focusing on three megacities: Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo.


The first installment of the project was presented at the Total Museum in Seoul in 2014. In 2016 the project was shown at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. The third and final exhibition will be held at The Three Shadows Art Centre in Beijing in August 2018.


Since its beginning, the project has been constantly growing, enriching itself with research carried out in each specific site, offering new contents and formats. In the Beijing exhibition the audience will find a total of 10 well-differentiated sections presented through a wide spectrum of artistic formats that, far from trying to show conclusive ideas, pretend that the spectator himself is the one who elaborates and questions his own analysis and conclusions.


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Caixaforum, Barcelona

19.7 – 21.10.2018




Al llarg de la història els artistes s’han demanat de què és capaç l’art. Aquesta exploració de la potència de l’art com a eina transformadora segueix vigent avui dia. Els artistes treballen amb representacions de la realitat que, de manera més o menys poètica, manifesten la seva visió sobre la vida que els envolta, i generen obres amb el poder d’una turbulència, és a dir, com un detonant capaç d’obrir els ulls de la societat davant de realitats desconegudes.


La mostra presenta vint artistes de generacions, cosmovisions i maneres de fer diferents, com a reflex de la diversitat de la Col·lecció “la Caixa” d’Art Contemporani, reunida al llarg de més de trenta anys, amb l’objectiu de promoure la crítica, el debat i la reflexió activa sobre el món que vivim i construïm.

Comissària Nimfa Bisbe


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Museo di Geologia G. G. Gemmellaro, Palermo

15.06 -30.09.2018

Opening: 14.06.2018 18-24h




The exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, reflects on the prerogatives that could today express the concept of the “ideal” landscape from both a nature and intercultural interaction perspective.

The purpose of the project is to consider landscapes as territories to share in experiencing its discovery, as well as in the reinstatement of the concept of community. The artists invited to intervene in the Geological Museum, thus entering into a dialogue with the collection and its particular museum display, are Maurizio Nannucci, Antoni Muntadas and Marinus Boezem, internationally renowned artists that have been active since the 1960s and among the first to explore the dialogue between nature, culture and language, as well as three mid-career as Salvatore Arancio, Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy and Paolo Parisi. These artists of Sicilian origin that long ago chose to live and work off the island analyse memory and their comeback in Sicilia to create site specific works. The journey and the dynamics of dialogue are adopted and evoked by the artists to create the various reflections connected to the theme of the discourse between the id, our surroundings, the sense of belonging and the manner of conveying know-how in the digital age. To underline the need for increasing awareness about both the physical and mental context within which the observer interacts with the global and intangible reality of information, three additional artists were invited – Stefania Galegati Shines, David Medalla and Gianni Melotti – to create specific projects tied to communicating the overall project and to suggest an innovative perspective of the role of the museum in this era of instant digital archives.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto

1.6 – 9.9.2018




A.R. Penck; Adrian Piper; Albuquerque Mendes; Alexandre Estrela; Ana Jotta; André Sousa; Antoni Muntadas; Antoni Tàpies; António Barros; António Sena; Artur Barrio; Blinky Palermo; Bruce Nauman; Chris Burden; Christer Stromholm; Christian Boltanski; Cildo Meireles; Dan Graham; Danh Võ; David Askevold; David Goldblatt; Dieter Roth; Eduardo Batarda; Eleanor Antin; Emily Jacir; Enzo Mari; Gerardo Burmester; Gilbert & George; Guerrilla Girls; Hannah Wilke; Ignasi Aballí; Isabel Carvalho; João Louro; João Onofre; João Pedro Vale; João Tabarra; John Baldessari; Jörg Immendorff; José Escada; Joseph Kosuth; Josh Smith;Juan Muñoz; Lynda Benglis; Manoel de Oliveira; Manuel Alvess; Marcel Broodthaers; Maria José Aguiar; Mario García Torres; Marlene Dumas; Martha Rosler; Matt Mullican; Mauro Cerqueira; Michelangelo Pistoletto; Patrícia Garrido; Paul McCarthy; Paula Rego; Paulo Mendes; Paulo Nozolino; Pedro Barateiro; Piero Manzoni; Pierre Huyghe; Raymond Hains;Richard Hamilton; Robert Filliou; Rui Chafes; Sigmar Polke; Stanley Brouwn; Thomas Hirschhorn; Thomas Schütte; Tino Sehgal; Urs Fischer; Valie Export; Wilhelm Sasnal; Xana



Incorrigível, indesejável, indisciplinada — que atitudes reprime o museu? “Zero em comportamento” apresenta gestos de irreverência ou desobediência na Coleção de Serralves, quer dirigidos a instituições, como a escola ou o museu, ou a formas de repressão ou controlo. Da ironia e do subterfúgio ao desrespeito pelas regras do bom gosto e do comportamento adequado, a exposição explora o potencial de agir contra a norma. Enquanto temas intratáveis, imagens desagradáveis, objetos ingovernáveis, as obras em exposição refletem a complexa diversidade das estratégias aplicadas — desde o furto como apropriação até à rejeição das convenções da arte — como formas de resistência artísticas e espaciais. No filme de 1933 de Jean Vigo Zéro de conduite, os alunos de um colégio repressivo revoltam-se contras as rígidas regras impostas pelos seus professores tirânicos. No museu, também raramente somos convidados a correr, tocar ou mesmo sentarmo-nos; o espaço público está cada vez mais sujeito a formas de iconoclastia e restrição. Reunindo um conjunto intergeracional de artistas que recorrem a uma vasta gama de meios — incluindo pintura, escultura, fotografia, obra gráfica, desenho, som e instalação — esta exposição percorre uma série de comportamentos e temas, dos anos 1960 até aos nossos dias, desde aqueles que supostamente deveriam ser corrigidos ou censurados até à normalização da violência e a afirmações de acidente, amadorismo e antivirtuosismo. Nesta medida, as obras expostas ecoam muitas das circunstâncias da nossa atual realidade política, simultaneamente questionando quem pode transgredir ou comportar-se indevidamente, como e porquê.




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Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, València

14.3.2018 – 20.1.2019


ARTISTES: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Helen Levitt, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Luigi Ghirri, Victoria Civera, Elger Esser, Xavier Ribas, Muntadas, Francesca Woodman i Matt Mullican entre altres

COMISSARIAT: Nuria Enguita i Vicente Todolí


Aquesta exposició és la segona presentació pública de la col·lecció Per Amor a l’Art. En esta ocasió, hi ha els treballs de nombrosos artistes procedents de diferents països i èpoques per a plantejar un acostament a la construcció social de l’espai, a les formes en què representem, reproduïm, coneixem o habitem els llocs.


La mostra fa al·lusió a la possibilitat de fer visibles les relacions i els intercanvis que reprodueixen l’espai físic i social de manera quotidiana, així com el trànsit permanent del que és subjectiu al que és col·lectiu.


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Galeria Joan Prats presents the exhibition Edicions II by Muntadas, which gathers a selection of serial works the artist has developed since 2003 up to the present day in different formats: publications, prints, videos, objects, installations and other graphic materials. This exhibition completes the work started in the exhibition Edicions, made at Galeria Joan Prats in 2003.


«The first time Muntadas talked to me about the exhibition Edicions II at the Galeria Joan Prats, he referred to it as an “exhibition of deltas”. I asked him to elaborate: “my projects are one, they are units. But these units diversify into huge quantities of postcards, there could be up to 100.000 postcards, and could even include 17 metal plaques distributed throughout the city in the form of signage, or a web page. So, the project finally appears as the sum of three collections of remains; that is of deltas” (…)


Editions allowed Muntadas to achieve a more porous and plural circulation by its multiplication and intervention capacities across diverse media and in different time frames. While his projects usually consist in one video, one installation, or one urban intervention, his publications are rarely made up of a single unique element (…)


A truly genuine notion of project has also emerged throughout Muntadas’ career. The artist tackles the project, on the one hand, as the logic behind a series of procedures, based on the repetition of processes and strategies and on the other, the project defines itself following the logic of a work in progress, generating moments of aperture. In this way, the notion of project, as Muntadas states, has allowed him to depart from a type of intuitive and immediate practice while helping him to structure flexible environments, open to unpredictability, developing platforms to work in the long run (…)


The editorial work and the publications is where Muntadas has experimented more precociously and with more intensity than in any other medium the collaborative methods that have ended up impregnating the whole of his work. Here is where one finds the deployment of strategies that catalyse translation no longer, as just a metaphor, so much as in particular a process of bidirectional exchange.»


Fragments of Oriol Fontdevila’s text Piscine Obliviousness. Amphibious editions, from the exhibition catalogue.


Muntadas, born in Barcelona and living in New York since 1971, was a pioneer of video and installation in the mid-seventies, and continued working with photography, video, installation, audio, and urban interventions. Iterations of his iconic projects, such as Between the Frames: The Forum (1983-1993), The Board Room (1985), and the on-going series On Translation (1995- …) and The Construction of Fear (2008- …) – have been exhibited in institutions and galleries of the USA, Latin America, Europe and the Mid-West. Muntadas participated in the Documenta’s 1977 and 1997 editions, the Whitney Biennial of 1991, the Bienal de São Paulo of 1983, the Bienal de La Habana of 2000, the Taipei Biennal of 2002, the Gwangju Biennale of 2004, the Instanbul Biennal of 2011, and the Paris’ La Triennale of 2012. In 2005, he represented Spain in the Venice Biennale, where he created an integral project about the architectonical evolution of the Biennale throughout its history. His works have been included in exhibitions at MACBA, Barcelona; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City; Weserburg Museum, Bremen; Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; and Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo. Since 2011 he has been working on the project Asian Protocols, presented to the public for the first time at Total Museum of Seoul (2014), and for the second time at 3331 Arts Chiyoda of Tokyo (2016). The next step of the project will be its development in China.


A catalogue has been edited especially for the exhibition


CGAC Santiago de Compostela

17.02 – 17.06.2018


Muntadas construye un discurso transdisciplinar centrado en la crítica de los medios de comunicación; sitúa la función extensiva del arte en la interacción con las ciencias sociales, los medios de masas y las nuevas tecnologías de la información para desvelar los mecanismos lingüísticos del poder. En los años setenta crea el término media landscape para denominar este nuevo paisaje mediático que es, desde entonces, el objeto principal de su investigación.


Estrategias del desplazamiento es una muestra que revisa el trabajo de Muntadas a través de proyectos específicos e incorpora el giro reciente de su mirada hacia el paisaje. El autor traza un recorrido que refiere un territorio inestable, cargado de interrogantes, en una selección de proyectos que convergen en torno a tres ideas: perder(se), desaparecer, ir(se).


La exposición refleja una dimensión esencial del trabajo de Muntadas, ya que el conjunto constituye un proyecto de proyectos abierto, en proceso. Los vídeos Dérive Veneziane (2015), Guadiana (2017) y Finisterre (2017) —los dos últimos realizados para esta exposición— interactúan con trabajos como Media Sites / Monuments: Buenos Aires (2007), Double Exposure (1998-2007), On Translation: Fear/Miedo (2005), On Translation: Miedo/Jauf (2007), Situaciones (2008) y La Siesta / The Nap / Dutje (1995).


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MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma

5.12.2017 18-19:30h


In occasione dell’incontro Muntadas presenta Media Sites / Media Monuments Roma, nuova tappa del progetto di ampio respiro temporale iniziato a Washington D.C. nel 1982, continuato a Budapest nel 1998 e a Buenos Aires nel 2007. Media Sites / Media Monuments è un progetto sui media, sulla memoria, sul silenzio e sul vuoto. Una metafora di come i media creano il “monumento” di un evento, causando però anche il suo l’oblio. 


Antoni Muntadas artista
Anna Cestelli Guidi storica dell’arte e curatrice

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Direttore MAXXI Arte


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Galerias Municipais, Lisboa

Inauguração 11.11.2017 – 17h

12.11.2017 – 7.1.2018


A exposição apresenta uma seleção de cerca de 40 artistas e mais de 80 obras pertencentes a coleções públicas e privadas em Portugal, e tem como objetivo identificar alguns nexos históricos que ainda passam à margem das narrativas institucionalizadas sobre a produção artística da América Latina.


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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

7.11.2017 – 28.1.2018


El museo cierra el programa expositivo de su 25 aniversario invitando a sus públicos a reflexionar sobre el papel educativo de los museos en nuestra sociedad. ‘Lección de Arte’ estará formada por diversas propuestas que se sucederán en el tiempo y en el espacio.


La exposición incluye obras de artistas contemporáneos como Muntadas, Cinthia Marcelle, Dennis Adams, Dora García, Pavel Kogan, Erwin Wurm o Rineke Djikstra, en las que se cuestiona dónde reside el conocimiento, se habla del museo como experiencia personal y se busca la transformación del papel del espectador y su lugar dentro del museo.


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OCAT, Shanghai

8.10 – 3.12.2017


OCAT Shanghai is proud to present Muntadas Video Works, a survey of Antoni Muntadas’ works in medium of video which aims to show in China the contribution of this multidisciplinary artist, considered at international level as one of the most relevant figures in conceptual art and research art practices.


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Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

27.09.2017 – 07.04.2018


La gran aposta expositiva de la Fundació Suñol per al 2017 gira al voltant de la figura de Fernando Vijande (Barcelona, 1930 – Madrid, 1986). 51 artistes participen en aquest recorregut per la trajectòria professional d’un dels galeristes que més va recolzar, consolidar i visibilitzar l’obra de tots aquells que van exposar a la Galería Vandrés (1971-1980) com posteriorment a la Galería Vijande (1981-1987).


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Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

23.9 – 19.11.2017


Curated by Blanca de la Torre, Imbalance aims to provoke reflections on the potential of art as a useful path for reviewing our conceptions regarding some present-day environmental problems. The exhibition’s approach implies the understanding that our conceptions of natural fact and reality have to be re-examined, on the basis that our current situation of “ecocide” results — either directly or indirectly— from the way in which we have instrumentalized our natural environment.


Artists: Lara Almarcegui, Sergio Belinchón, Julius Von Bismark, Kamila Chomicz, Lúa Coderch, Mujeres Creando, Joan Fontcuberta, Philipp Fröhlich, Chus García Fraile, John Gerrard, Máximo González, Andreas Gursky, Federico Guzmán, Cecylia Malik, Antoni Muntadas, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Oligatega Numeric, Perejaume, Marjetica Potrč, Xavier Ribas, Anri Sala, Allan Sekula, Jennifer Steinkamp, Superflex, Manuel Vázquez


CICUS, Universidad de Sevilla

23.09 – 10.11.2017


About Academia,  propone una reflexión sobre el sistema académico y universitario estadounidense, y más concretamente sobre cómo la dualidad público/privado, así como las complejas relaciones que se dan entre la producción de conocimiento e intereses económicos han influido en la educación y en sus diferentes formas de pedagogía. Tiene como resultado dos instalaciones que se complementan con dos publicaciones.


La traducción y el subtitulado al castellano de About Academia I y II, Sobre Academia,  que se presenta por primera vez en el Estado español en las salas de CICUS, ha sido producida por el Centro de Iniciativas Culturales (CICUS) de la Universidad de Sevilla, Septiembre 2017.


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24.06.2017 – 01.01.2018

La Fundación Botín presenta una selección de obra perteneciente a su colección. La muestra tendrá lugar en la primera planta del Centro Botín. Adquiridas en el curso de las últimas décadas, las piezas expuestas ofrecen perspectivas de los artistas a los que la Fundación ha decidido apoyar y con los que ha colaborado a lo largo de ese periodo.


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In Girum Revisited” by Muntadas
Saturday June 17 – 6 pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Carte blanche to Antoni Muntadas

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invited Antoni Muntadas for a carte blanche session, including notably the international première of “In Girum Revisited”, his latest video piece.

Antoni Muntadas was born in 1942 in Barcelona. After studying architecture and engineering in Barcelona, Muntadas dedicated himself to art, and ever since 1971,he has focused specifically on video production. He settled in the U.S., where he was granted a fellowship, then became a professor at the Center of Advanced Visual Studies (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He now lives in New York and is a professor of the practice in MIT’s Department of Architecture, heading its Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT). He is also a professor at the Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura del Veneto in Venice.

Antoni Muntadas was an early pioneer of video and installation art in the mid-seventies, and he has continued to work with photography, video, installation art, audio recording, and urban art. Over four decades, Muntadas has been developing these projects, which critically reflect on key issues in the configuration of contemporary experience. His aim is to detect and decode the control and power mechanisms through which hegemonic ways of seeing are built, and explore the decisive role played by the mass media in this process. In his works, which always reflect a clear creative process and often make a direct appeal to viewer participation, Muntadas uses an array of media, languages and discursive strategies that encompass interventions in public space, video and photography, the publication of printed material, the use of Internet and new digital tools, multimedia installations, and the organisation of multidisciplinary, collaborative research projects.

Muntadas has taught and directed seminars at diverse institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the Fine Arts Schools of Bordeaux and Grenoble, the University of California in San Diego, the San Francisco Art Institute, Cooper Union, the University of São Paulo, and the University of Buenos Aires. He has also served as a resident artist and consulting advisor for various research and education centres including the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Arteleku in San Sebastian, The National Studio for Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy, and the University of Western Sydney. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. His work has been included in international events and venues such the 9th and 10th editions of Documenta Kassel (1977, 1997), the Whitney Biennial of American Art (1991), the 51st Venice Biennial (2005), and others in São Paulo, Lyon, Taipei, Gwangju, and Havana. His solo exhibitions have also appeared at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, the Centro de las Artes in Sevilla and the Centre d’art contemporain in Thiers. He presented an installation at the Inter-Society of Electronic Arts in San José, California in 2006, the Telefónica Foundation Space, the Recoleta Cultural Center, and the Spanish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires in in 2007, and the Cervantes Institute in Paris in 2008. In 2009, he carried out an art intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. In Montréal,his work was shown at the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and at the Cinemathéque Quebécoise. Supported by the program Lives And Works in Istanbul, he exhibited at the Istanbul Modern Museum in 2010. More recently, there was a Muntadas retrospective at the Reine Sofia Museum, showcasing his”Entre/Between”, which ran from 2011 to 2012. In 2013, his work was exhibited inside Pinacoteca Station in Sao Paulo.It has also been shown at Galeria Michella Rizzo in Venice and at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Madrid. His exhibit”About Academia”, previously installed in 2011 at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, traveled to the Audain Gallery in Vancouver in early 2013.

Muntadas is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants from institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Arts Electronica in Linz. He received the Laser d’Or prize (considered the “Oscar of Video Art”) from the International Association for Video in the Arts and Culture in Locarno, the National Prize of Plastic Arts from the Catalan Government, and the National Prize of Plastic Arts (2005) and the Velázquez Plastic Arts Prize (2009) from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.


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Museu Can Framis, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona

18.05 – 01.06.2017


Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) presenta el projecte “Pamplona-Grazalema” al Museu Can Framis dins la programació de LOOP Barcelona.

Es tracta d’una proposta en forma de llibre i instal·lació videogràfica, realitzada en col·laboració amb l’antropòleg Ginés Serrán Pagán, que confronta dues festes taurines espanyoles: els Sanfermines a Pamplona i la Fiesta del Toro de la Virgen del Carmen a Grazalema (Cadis) posant de manifest el canvi gradual d’aquestes festes de tradició popular a espectacle de turisme de masses.

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