Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese
Thursday, October 30, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.
With every presidential election beginning in 1984, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese have compiled and edited Political Advertisement, a historical survey of television campaign spots from 1952 to the present. This anthology, updated to include advertisements from the 2008 presidential campaign, documents the selling of the American presidency since the 1950s. As Muntadas and Reese trace the development of the TV "spot," a social and media history emerges revealing how campaign spots have become a political strategy and manipulative marketing technique. This evening, the artists debut the latest version of Political Advertisement in a premiere presentation followed by commentary by Laura Flanders, journalist, Air America host of Radio Nation, and author of Blue Grit.
Tickets ($10; members, corporate members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.
Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, or at the lobby information desk and the Film desk.