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Antoni Muntadas, Visiting Artist Lecture

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Thursday, April 10 | 7:00 p.m.
Antoni Muntadas, Visiting Artist Lecture
Lecture Hall 1

UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture welcome the internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary installation artist Antoni Muntadas, whose work has been exhibited in major art institutions throughout the world. Addressing social, political, and communications issues, such as the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, his work also investigates channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor or promulgate ideas.

Organized by Visiting Curator Niels Van Tomme, Muntadas’ lecture will initiate a new exhibition project entitled Muntadas: Activating Artifacts. Conceived exclusively for the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC, Muntadas: Activating Artifacts is scheduled to be presented in the fall of 2015.

Antoni Muntadas (born in 1942 in Barcelona) is a pioneer in the field of conceptual and media art. Since 1971, he has lived and worked in New York City. He was a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 1977 to 1984, and is currently Professor of the Practice at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology and Visiting Professor at the IUAV in Venice, Italy. He works in a variety of media, including photography, video, publications, the Internet, and multi-media installations. Muntadas’ work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Musée Contemporain de Montreal, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Museo de Arte Moderno (Buenos Aires), and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. His work has also been shown in documenta VI and X (Kassel, Germany) (1977, 1997), the Whitney Biennial of American Art (1991), the 51st Venice Biennial (2005), and biennials in São Paulo, Lyon, Taipei, Kwangju, and Havana.

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