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P74 Gallery

Antoni Muntadas: The Violence of Games

17 November – 6 December 2014
P74 Gallery, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, Ljubljana

P74 Gallery is pleased to present The Violence of Games, the first solo exhibition by multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Opening: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7 pm – 10 pm

Antoni Muntadas, KJE?, 2014

P74 Gallery is pleased to present “The Violence of Games”, the first solo exhibition by multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas in Ljubljana and Slovenia. The exhibition will remain on view through December 6, 2014.

The show will investigate topics such as mass events, control, spectacle, violence, sport and football – themes which artist explored since the late 1970s. The exhibition will feature a selection of images and video projections from the 1990s and 2000s, as well  as recent unseen printed wall works using archival material and internet images.

Barcelona-born but a longtime New Yorker, Muntadas is considered one of the early  and significant practitioners of media and conceptual art. He figures among the first generation of artists exploring the social and political power of mass culture and mass media and works in diverse disciplines spanning photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations and urban interventions. The interaction between citizens and contemporary social and cultural systems are at the core of his research.

The project will build on Muntadas’s previous “Stadiums” – an ongoing project since 1989, exploring the stadium from the perspectives of architecture, audience and propaganda. The installations are tailored for the gallery space, using videos and sounds that denote how politics, security, order and control come together during mass events.

Born in 1942 in Barcelona, Muntadas has lived and worked in New York since 1971. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the 51st Venice Biennale (Spanish Pavilion), Documenta VI and X, and the Sao Paulo, Whitney, Lyon, Gwangju and Istanbul Biennales. Solo exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Berkeley Art Museum in California, the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Capc de Bordeaux, France, the Museo de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, among other institutions. Muntadas has a long-standing academic career, teaching in universities worldwide.

The programme of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture.