Antoni Muntadas; BAS

As BAS we are starting a new series of talks. With this series, we would like to develop a critical thinking about artists’ books and will look into the medium historically through the practices of different artists working with printed matter.

The first guest speaker will be Antoni Muntadas.

Muntadas’s work addresses social, political and communications issues, the relationship between public and private space within social frameworks, and investigations of channels of information and the ways they may be used to censor central information or promulgate ideas. He works in different media such as photography, video, publications, internet and multimedia installations.

Antoni Muntadas is an artist who has been living and working in New York since 1971. He witnessed and partook in the ’70s New York  art scene and the development of artists’ books and publications.

For his talk at BAS, Muntadas will make a personal selection of artists’ books. He will look into how the book and publication format, a medium that is intensely used by artists and is in constant revision, is part of the development of new ideas and formats and representative of an active production. He will talk about a number of books by different authors since the’ 70s which he thinks are relevant and significant products, and about artist books initiatives like Art Metropole in Toronto, Printed Matter in New York, and Other Books and So in Amsterdam.

The talk will take place at BAS, on January 13, 2010, the last day of Sol LeWitt’s show.