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FEBRUARY 28 - APRIL 18, 2009

artiste Antoni Muntadas, The Construction of Fear, commissaire Jean Gagnon

Muntadas, Fear I, 2008, Coupler print, 61 x 61 cm.

Courtesy of the artist and Kent Gallery, New York.


*CONGRATULATIONS!* We are pleased to forward the news that Antoni Muntadas has received the 2009 Velazquez Prize.

The Velazquez Prize has been presented by the Spanish Culture Ministry since 1992. It is given to candidates proposed by fine arts academies, modern and contemporary art museums, art critics, associations and other institutions linked to the visual arts.​​

Opening, Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 3 p.m and continues in the evening as part of the Montreal All-Nighter event. Artist in attendance.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. : Muntadas talks at the ICI conference program, UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques, room RM 130.

April 8-9-10, 2009 : At the Cinémathèque québécoise, three programs present a selection of video works by Muntadas from 1971 to 2008. The artist will be attending the final screening to discuss his work and meet the public.

Muntadas, The Construction of Fear presents the artist’s ongoing examination of the false objectivity of the media, which distorts the public/private relationship and produces the manufactured aspect of current fears. Gallery visitors will be introduced to a vast array of images that eloquently illustrate how this so-called global media culture has constructed numerous real and ideological barriers that even today strongly delineate economic differences and political exclusions.

Muntadas was born in Barcelona in 1942. He moved to New York in 1971 and has lived there since. His work has been presented at many museums and international events, including, most notably, MOMA in New York; the Berkeley Art Museum in California; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelone; Documenta VI and Documenta X in Kassel (1977, 1997); and the Venice Biennial (1976, 2005).

An exhibition brochure will accompany the exhibition.



Saturday February 28, 2009 at 3 p.m.

Vernissage, in the presence of the artist.

Monitoring of the Nuit Blanche in Montreal


Thursday February 26, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

Muntadas Conference

ICI conference program (international cultural speakers)

at the School of visual and media arts of UQAM, room RM 130.

April 8-9-10, 2009

Cinemathèque québécoise

3 Muntadas videography programs from 1971 to 2008.

The artist present on April 10.

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