Muntadas. Con/Textos III
Anna Dot, Anne-Marie Duguet, Jorge La Ferla, Pablo Santa Olalla and Victoria Sacco
Tuesday 6 October, 7 pm
Courtyard of the Palau de la Virreina. Free.
Presentation of the book Muntadas. Con/Textos III. Una antología crítica (Muntadas. Con/Texts III. A Critical Anthology), the third volume in a series of books that has compiled much of the critical theory generated around Muntadas’ projects since 2002.
This publication is part of the 40th anniversary of La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (1980-2020) and dialogues with the exhibition Installations/Passages/Interventions, which, in 1988, for the first time in many years, opened the passage that communicates La Ramblas with the La Boqueria market, exploring the physical and institutional architecture of La Virreina.
Muntadas Con/Textos III is a new episode in the always necessary task of interpreting and investigating art, which seems absolutely appropriate in the case of Muntadas, who has dedicated so many projects to the forms of interpretation and research.
Anna dot (Vic, 1991) is a Catalan artist residing in Torelló. She obtained a PhD in Translation from the University of Vic in 2019. She combines artistic research with teaching and is a member of the management team of the Torelló School of Plastic Arts. Her work, represented by Bombon Projects of Barcelona, focuses on the study of translation and communicative acts, paying special attention to the processes of reading and writing beyond linguistic limits.
Anne-Marie Duguet is an emeritus professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and an art critic. Among her publications are Vidéo, la mémoire au poing (1981), Jean-Christophe Averty (1991), Déjouer l’image. Créations électroniques et numériques (2002). She curated the exhibitions Thierry Kuntzel (1993) and peter campus (2017) for Jeu de Paume in Paris and the exhibitions Jean-Christophe Averty (1991) for the Espace Electra in Paris and Smile Machines (2006) for the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Since 1995, she has been the director and editor of the “anarchive” series including the artists Muntadas, Michael Snow, Thierry Kuntzel, Jean Otth, Fujiko Nakaya, Masaki Fujihata and Peter Campus (www.anarchive.net). She received the International Media Art Histories Award in 2019.
Jorge La Ferla is a researcher in audiovisual arts and media with academic experience in the field of audiovisual arts, film, video, TV, new technologies and installations. He is a senior professor at the University of Cinema and department head at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a programmer and curator of exhibitions of film, video, installations and new media in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He was the academic coordinator of the Experimental Video, Film and Multimedia Seminars for experimental artists working in these media in Latin America, organized by the Antorchas and Lampadia Foundations and Vitae together with the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations. He was also artistic director of the ten editions of the Euro-American Film, Video and Digital Art Exhibitions organized by the University of Buenos Aires, the Spanish Culture Centre, the French Embassy, the Goethe Institute and the Espacio Fundación Telefónica. La Ferla is a compiler and editor of arts and media publications, with forty titles between 1991 and 2019, including Muntadas. Con/Textos (2002) and Muntadas. Con/Textos II (2007).
Pablo Santa Olalla is a regular collaborator and archivist at the Muntadas Archive Association. Centre for Studies and Research (ARXIU/AM). As a researcher in art history and theory, he has just finished a doctoral thesis on relational networks between the artistic conceptualisms of Latin America and Spain within the framework of the Art Globalization Interculturality research group (AGI) and the Decentralized Modernities research project of the University of Barcelona. At the same university, he has had a contract as a trainee researcher and has taught Artistic Languages in the Art History degree. He is also interested in cultural management and curating. He works in the La Escocesa open factory for analogue creation in Poblenou, Barcelona, and recently organized the exhibition Muntadas/Silveira. Dialogues World, Art, Life at the Vera Chaves Barcellos Foundation and the Bolsa de Arte gallery in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His latest publication, together with the artist and researcher Anna Dot, is the chapter “Noise Management in the Archival Ecosystem”, published in The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History (2020).
Victoria Sacco obtained a degree in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires. Subsequently, she completed the Independent Studies Programme of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the master’s degree in Curation of Art and New Media at the School of Design (ESDi). Between 2003 and 2008 she coordinated the audiovisual area of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMba) and the MAMba/Telefónica Foundation Award for Art and New Technologies. In Barcelona she has worked in production and research for MACBA, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Quo Artis Foundation and the Muntadas Archive Association. Centre for Studies and Research (ARXIU/AM). She is a collaborator of the LOOP video festival and a teacher at ESDi. She was in charge of text selection and editorial coordination of Muntadas. Con/Textos III, published by La Virreina Centre de la Imatge and the Barcelona City Council.