For 32 years, artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have been compiling a history of presidential campaign spots following the evolution of political advertising from its beginnings in1952 to the present. Political Advertisement is a personal vision of how politics and politicians are presented through the medium of TV.
For the past nine general elections, the artists premiere the latest version of the tape in a public presentation, followed by a discussion about the impact of campaign advertising.
This year, author Michelle Goldberg will moderate a discussion on the role of advertising in the 2016 election. Michelle Goldberg is a columnist at Slate and the author of several books, including Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World. Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Guardian and many others. She lives in Brooklyn.
Occurring during the final weekend of this year’s campaign, this event will offer a timely and important outlet for discussion as many prepare to cast their ballots.
Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.