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Muntadas: Estrategias del Desplazamiento

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Antoni Muntadas, an iconic figure in international art, is building a trans-disciplinary discourse centered on criticism of the media; he places the extensive function of art in interaction with social sciences, the mass media and the new information technologies to reveal the linguistic mechanisms of power.  In the seventies he created the term media landscape to give a name to this new landscape, which has been, since then, the main goal of his investigation.

Strategies of Displacement is an exhibition that reviews Muntadas' work through specific projects and incorporates his recent shift towards landscape.  The author marks a route that steers towards an unstable territory, one that raises questions, in a selection of projects that converge around three ideas: losing (yourself), disappearing, going (away). 

IMAGE: MUNTADAS, La Siesta/The Nap/Dutje, 1995, DVD video playback with draped armchair and sound, Eight minutes of video and sound on continuous loop, 120 x 168 x 240 inches, No. 4 from an Edition of 6