Launching this November: Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories

Nov 15, 2021

Renowned conceptual artist Antoni Muntadas will launch his first exhibition in Manila titled Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories in collaboration with the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (CAAC). Muntadas will present three projects that translate memories and histories of the Philippines and Spain and its relevance to contemporary history.

Antoni Muntadas (b. 1942) is considered as one of the pioneers of multimedia installations and urban interventions. With his art practice spanning over four decades, he develops projects through collaborative research to create site-specific works that resonate with local issues and experiences. He first visited Manila in 2019 and his brief encounter of the city led him to further investigate the past and present of Spain’s former colony. Fortuitously, the project coincides with the commemoration of the quincentennial of the circumnavigation of the globe.

Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories will run from 24 November 2021 to 12 March 2022 at the third floor galleries (Fredesvinda Consunji Gallery; Ambeth R Ocampo Gallery; Elizabeth Gokongwei Gallery; Alica P. Lorenzo Gallery) of the Ateneo Art Gallery. This project is a collaboration between the AAG & CAAC, with support from the Embassy of Spain, Manila.

The exhibit may be accessed soon through a virtual tour and walkthrough posted at AAG’s social media channels and website.