Antonio Muntadas | the artist

The artist Antonio Muntadas
Born 1942, Barcelona, Spain.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Digital Art, Art and Electronic media, Installation art, Video, Photography, Documenta Kassel, Venice Biennale,

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Examining the media as an instrument of socialization and normalization, Antonio Muntadas's internationally recognized videotapes and media installations investigate the contradictory messages projected by print and broadcast media, architecture, and language...

The installation consists of three film screens onto which close-up pictures of an endlessly applauding audience are projected. The central projection is briefly interrupted at regular intervals by various black-and-white stills of photos from Colombian newspapers...

Since 1995, Muntadas has grouped together a set of works and projects titled On Translation. Their content, dimensions and materials are highly diverse, and they all focus on the author’s personal experience and artistic activity in numerous countries over a period of thirty years...

Antonio Muntadas in MoMA