Muntadas: Portraits

September 15 – October 28, 1995


Kent gallery is pleased to open the Fall Season with a new work by Muntadas. 

“Portraits” will be installed as a series of 10 photo-based images of public address and public personae.

For the past twenty-five years, Muntadas has focused on what he terms the “media landscape”.  In examining contemporary social, cultural and political issues, Muntadas utilizes video, photography, typography, sound and architectural installations.  “ Portraits” is derived from media sources which are then extracted and subsequently enlarged into monumental scale.  Pinpointing the gesture of public address, Muntadas portrays the microphone as a new symbol of power.

“Muntadas’ work is often based on the relationship between public and private space and how each is defined by its representation in the media…Muntadas rejects a linear reading of the present and proposes a history that is a combination of multiple events, including memories of the past and visions of the future.” —Michael Tarantino, ArtForum, Feb. 1995

Concurrent with this exhibition, the Storefront for Art + Architecture will install City Museum? From September 14th through October 28.