November 27, 2002 - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) - Muntadas at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
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November 27, 2002

Muntadas at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Muntadas
ON TRANSLATION: MUSEUM
 
29 November 2002 - 9 February 2003

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
Barcelona, Spain
Tel. 34 93 412 08 10

www.macba.es

Opening: 28 November 2002, 7:30 p.m.

The artistic activities of Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) have been defined by a critical analysis of the role of the media in the symbolic construction of contemporary social reality. From the mid-1970s onwards his attention has focused on the environment created by what he calls the “media landscape”: political propaganda, advertising, economic and ideological power groupings, and culture criticism.

On Translation: Museum is an exhibition in which the artists projects from the On Translation series are reinterpreted. This project includes a group of works and installations arranged in various series, series in which Muntadas addresses the notion of translation in contemporary society and its influence on social rituals, economic negotiations and inter-communicative strategies.

Since the realization of the first scheme, On Translation: The Pavilion, in Helsinki in 1995, more than twenty versions of the series have been produced: On Translation: The Games, La mesa de negociación, The Internet Project, The Audience, The Monuments, El aplauso, The Transmission, etc.

This exhibition at the MACBA, which also brings together a number of earlier works and can be seen inside the museum as well as in different places in Barcelona and on the Internet, covers four essential aspects of Muntadas work: architecture, the media, the city and the museum; an urban project realized especially for this occasion called On Translation: The Image, an on-line project sited in the projects section at www.macba.es; and an in-depth publication on the project called Muntadas. On Translation (Barcelona: MACBA / Actar, 2002).

Curator:

José Lebrero Stals, in collaboration with Enric Franch, Valentín Roma, Rosa Pera and Ricardo Iglesias

Exhibition produced by: Museu dArt Contemporani de Barcelona

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