Born in Barcelona (ES), lives in New York (US).
Antonio Muntadas subjects images from the mass media to critical sociological research. He does so by studying various information channels from our contemporary culture, such as television, newspapers, magazines, advertising and the Internet. Public institutions, the art world and the art status as well are highlighted and questioned. Muntadas shows how we are manipulated by these structures and and how mass media are handling language and images in order to influence our personal privacy. With his work, he also touches on the dynamics and the impact of information flows and viewing habits.
As his career progresses, Muntadas' interest shifts to wider social and cultural issues. He continues to criticise all kinds of power institutes, but expands his research to various fields, such as architecture, design and media. For this purpose, he develops interactive multimedia that are often site-specific, but which transform as well, returning in a new presentation, a different form. Therefore, for the artist, the connection between his works is very important.
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The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
Olga Chernysheva – Keepin...
24 October 2014 - 18 January 2015.
For the 2014 collection intervention, the M HKA invited the internationally renowned Russian artist Olga Chernysheva (born in 1962, Moscow) t
A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF...
02 May 2021 - 29 August 2021.
The Flemish museum world continues to evolve, but the media coverage of these innovations focuses almost exclusively on architectural concern
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Stichting Gordon Matta-Cl...
In various ways, the ICC played an important part in forming the potential of the collection. Flor Bex aspired to establish a museum in Antwe
Questioning of public space
Muntadas has been socially engaged troughout his career, wanting to be an active player in society from the seventees on. He thinks art shoul