Artist

Antonio Muntadas

The amount of media characterizing contemporary society is astonishing it its varitey and scale. The glut is so pervasive that many of us, while interacting with media, are neither conscious of its power nor discerning of its influence. Internalizing and personalizing this flood of daily information, Antonio Muntadas has for the last decade produced works which interpret a broad spectrum of the effects of media upon each of us and upon society as a whole. His videotapes have a cutting edge which separates the avowed informational and entertainment purposes of the various media from those of profit and propaganda to reveal poitical and sociological import. Muntadas shows us a land of manipulation [particularly so in POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT, edited with Marshall Reese], art tension and coincidence, and makes it possible for us to see and understand the media landscape we inhabit. Muntadas orchestrates, as the media does, an environment in which we are all the players.
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Videography

Political Advertisement VI: 1952-2004

2004, 75:00 minutes, colour, English

Political Advertisement III (The Fifties - 1992)

1992, 60:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Critical Writing

The Community Is Watching, and Replying: Art in Public Places and...
by Anne Bray. Leonardo, Feb. 2002, v. 35, no. 1.
Moving Images
by Robert C. Morgan. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, May 1996, v. 18, no. 2.
Video/Media Culture of the Late Twentieth Century
by John G. Hanhardt and Maria Christina Villasenor. Art Journal, Winter 1995, v. 54, no. 4.
Mutandas' Eye: 1991
by Peggy Gale. 4e Semaine Internationale de Vidéo, 1991. Geneva: les auteurs et Saint-Gervais Genève, 1991.
Muntadas: Working Between the Frames
by Peggy Gale. 4e Semaine Internationale de Vidéo, 1991. Geneva: les auteurs et Saint-Gervais Genève, 1991.
Video Art/Performance: A Border Theory
by Johannes Birringer. Performing Arts Journal, Sept. 1991, v. 13, no. 3.
(untitled)
The Art of Video, 1990. Barcelona & Madrid: Imatco-Atanor, 1990.
Video-sculpture
by Johannes Lothar Schroder. High Performance, Winter 1989, no. 48.
Comic Horror: The Presence of Television in Video Art
by Bob Riley. The Arts for Television, 1987. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1987.
Winnipeg Perspective 1985 Video
by Shirley Madill. The Winnipeg Perspective, 1985. Winnipeg: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.
Video and Electoral Appeal
by Patricia Thompson. Afterimage, Feb. 1985, v. 12, no. 7.
Television Interference
by Karen Henry. Vanguard, May 1984, v. 13, no. 4.
Television Interference
by Merike Talve. Video Guide, May 1984, v. 6, no. 3.
Introduction
by Renee Baert. Television Interference, Mar. 1984. Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery, 1984.
Media And The Means: Muntadas
by Ronald Christ. ArtsCanada, Nov. 1982, v. 39, no. 4.
Traveling Light: Caps Video Goes National
by Martha Gever. Afterimage, Apr. 1982, v. 9, no. 9.
Mediart: Notes From Graz and Barcelona
by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker. Vanguard, Mar. 1979, v. 8, no. 2.
Fantasia Video Plastica: 10,000 viewers at Festival in Caracas
by Tom Sherman. Centerfold, June 1979, v. 3, no. 5.
Antoni Muntadas: Personal/Public Information
by Niloufer Marker. Vanguard, Sept. 1979, v. 8, no. 7.