Muntadas: Exercises on Past and Present Memories
Catalog of the 2022 exhibition organized by Ateneo Art Gallery and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla. The exhibition presents projects by conceptual artist Antoni Muntadas that translate memories and histories of the Philippines and Spain and their relevance to contemporary history.
Using the Manila Galleon trade as a framework for the exhibition, Muntadas developed three projects based on goods that were originally part of this commercial circuit such as mantón de Manila or “Manila Shawl” and ceramic trade ware from Sevilla. Contemporary versions of these goods, which Muntadas refers to as presentes, act as repositories of memories; they are intended as metaphors for historical, political, social, and cultural narratives relevant to Philippine society.
Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
Hardcover / 8.15 x 9.76 inches / 198 pages / Color