StudioVU Lecture Series Features Antoni Muntadas on February 27

StudioVU-MagdaComposPons-largeStudioVU: The Department of Art Lecture Series welcomes multidisciplinary installation and media artist Antoni Muntadas, who will address “Projects and Protocols” in his lecture on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 126, on the Vanderbilt University campus.

Muntadas has worked to address social, political and communications issues through his photography, video, installations and other diverse works. He has received awards and grants throughout the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Berkeley Art Museum in California, Musée Contemporain de Montreal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, as well as biennials.

Since 1995 Muntadas has grouped together a set of works and projects titled On Translation. Their content, dimensions and materials are highly diverse, all focusing on the author’s personal experience and artistic activity over a period of thirty years. By grouping such works together, Muntadas has said that “he places them within a body of experience and concrete concerns regarding communication, the culture of our times and the role of the artist and art in contemporary society.”

Born in Barcelona, Spain, and a resident of New York since 1971, Muntadas is currently a visiting professor at the Visual Arts Program in the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura del Veneto in Venice. He has also taught and directed seminars at institutions throughout Europe and the United States.

His most recent exhibition, Muntadas: Entre/Between, was held in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, from November 2011 through March 2012. Also shown at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal, the exhibition is currently showing at the Jeu de Paume in Paris and will travel to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, this spring.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Art at 615-343-7241.

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