Curator: Alicia Chillida
Artist: Antoni Muntadas
17 February - 17 June 2018
Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942), a figure of reference in international art, is building a transdisciplinary discourse centred 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).
The exhibition reflects an essential dimension of Muntadas’ work, given that the collection constitutes a project of open projects, in progress. The videos Dérive Veneziane, (2015), Guadiana (2017) and Finisterre (2017)—the last two were made for this exhibition—interact with works such as Media Sites / Monuments: Buenos Aires (2007), Double Exposure (1998-2007), On Translation: Fear/Miedo (2005), On Translation: Miedo/Jauf (2007), Situaciones (2008) and La Siesta / The Nap / Dutje (1995).