An international pioneer of conceptual art, during his career Antoni Muntadas has worked in a variety of diferent media –
multimedia installations, video, photography, performances, publications, interventions in urban spaces and the internet –
with the aim of unearthing the conflicts that occur in the invisible processes that regulate the communication, transmission and decoding of cultures. From the 1970s to the present, his work has explored social, political and communication issues, such as the relationship between public and private space within certain social contexts, and analysed the channels of information and the way in which they are used to censor or promulgate ideas.
The book focuses on the themes of public space and power exercised through the media, in all its forms and potential
situations in daily life: previously unseen contributions by Beatriz Herráez, Lorenzo Balbi, Cecilia Guida, Arturo fito
Rodríguez Bornaetxea, Roberto Pinto and Gabriel Villota Toyos investigate the main aspects of Muntadas’ work in an
attempt to bring forward new critical perspectives. The volume, which presents a rich array of images of the author’s works
and a biographical appendix, is published to mark the exhibition Muntadas. Elkarrekiko loturak, interconexiones,
interconnessioni, curated by Cecilia Guida and Arturo fito Rodríguez Bornaetxea and presented in October 2019 at Artium – Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art and in January 2020 at MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna.
Born in Barcelona in 1942, Antoni Muntadas has lived in New York since 1971. He has held numerous solo exhibitions,
participated in international events and exhibited in several museums, including the MoMA in New York and the Museo
Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Muntadas has taught and held seminars at various institutions across Europe
and the United States and has participated in several artist residencies. He is currently a professor at the IUAV in Venice.