Wednesday January 18 at 7.30 pm.
Anne Bénichou is a historian, art theorist and professor at the Department of Visual Arts and Media at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Her research is centred on the use of archives, forms of memory and the historical narratives that are derived from contemporary artistic practice, as well as on the institutions charged with preserving and distributing it. She is particularly interested in works like Between the Frames, which adopt the form of a collection, an archive or a fictitious museum, as well as with the conceptions of memory, history and patrimony that these works often reference.
Bartomeu Marí is the director of the MACBA. Previously, he was the curator of exhibitions at the Fondation pour l’Architecture in Brussels and curator at the IVAM in Valencia. Between 1996 and 2002, he was director of the Witte de With in Rotterdam, later becoming coordinator at the Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea project in Donostia. Since 2004, he has worked at MACBA, first as chief curator and, since 2008, as the Museum's director. He was a curator at the Taipei Biennial in 2002 and also at the Spanish Pavilion of the 51st Venice Biennial, to which he invited Antoni Muntadas (2005).
Antoni Muntadas is an artist. Since the beginning of the 1970s, his work has dealt with social and political problems through analysis and the use of media. Utilizing a wide variety of formats and processes, he has frequently re-visited problems within the art industry, power relationships, mechanisms of control, the link between the public and the private, and globalization. His work has been exhibited at numerous museums and international events, including the retrospective Entre/Between at the MNCARS in 2011. Among his many awards are the Premio Velázquez de las Artes Plásticas in 2009. He is also a visiting professor at different European institutions in Europe and the USA. He is currently a visiting professor at the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Massachusetts) and at the University Institute of Architecture of Venice.