Friday, December 28, 2012

lecture by Antoni Muntadas, Artist and Professor of Practice - MIT, Dec. 30, 7pm

Muntdas, On Translation: El Aplauso, Bogota, 1990 
Courtesy of the artist

The National Council for Culture, Art, and Letters welcomes you to join us for the soft-launch of our lecture series, Al thuluth Al akheer.

Date: Sunday December 30th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Qibliya (directions pasted below)
Speaker: Antoni Muntadas, Artist and Professor of Practice - MIT
Moderator(s): Alia Farid Abdal + Zahra Ali Baba
Introduction by: Abdullah Al Harmi

Projects and Protocols: Conventions on Art and Technology

Muntadas’ work addresses social, political and communications issues concerning the relationship between public and private space within specific social frameworks, and investigates channels of information and the ways these may be used to extinguish or promulgate ideas. His projects are presented in different media such as photography, video, publications, the Internet, installations, and urban interventions. Muntadas has received numerous awards and grants, and his work has been exhibited extensively; at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée d’Art Contemporaine, Montreal; Berkeley Art Museum; the Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil; the VI and X editions of documenta, Kassel; the Whitney Biennial of American Art, New York; and the 51st Venice Biennial. More recent shows include his exhibition at NCCA in Moscow, Russia, at the The Bronx Museum in New York, and a
 retrospective, Muntadas: Entre/Between, which culminated last March at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Please join us for a presentation by the artist (visiting Kuwait for the first time) followed by a discussion on the importance of developing cultural infrastructures inside hegemonic order. 

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