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Antoni Muntadas - Barcelona, Spain
New Media Installation
This work examines the duality of media as a source of information and an instrument of manipulation. The piece displays a wide range of headlines in order to incite the viewer into rethinking the meaning of the messages, creating a defiance in the uniformly constructed "media flow". A stream of information engineered by advertisers to be consumed as a whole.
Antoni Muntadas is considered one of the pioneers of media art and conceptual art in Spain. His work has been included in international events and venues such the VI and X editions of Documenta Kassel (1977, 1997), the Whitney Biennial of American Art (1991), the 51st Venice Biennial (2005), among others. He combines his work as an artist with teaching at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice Italy.119
Toronto Public Library, Fort York Branch
190 Fort York Boulevard (Located on the roof of the library, viewable from Bathurst Street and Fort York Boulevard.)
This project is outdoors.