Antoni Muntadas ，《RED》，Color Photography，2017
Artist | Antoni Muntadas
Venue: Power Station of Art
The projects by Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942) include multimedia installations, photographs, publications, performances and urban interventions, and they represent one of the most important contributions to international conceptual art practices. The artist is also a touchstone in the use of video and the new technologies in Spanish art from the early 1970s. His oeuvre addresses topics related to politics, social issues and communication, always with one foot in anthropology, sociology and cultural history.
RED is a site-specific work consist of a big panel of 64 photographs showing the results of Antoni Muntadas’ flow through the Shanghai streets and squares on a given day. That day was October 1st, 2017, coinciding with the China National Day that celebrates the sixty-eighth anniversary of the formation of the People’s Republic of China. Carried away by the course of the celebrations, Muntadas captured through his camera the drift of Shanghai’s citizens and the pulse of the city, always around the red color ubiquitous in the city.