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Film Screening & Discussion : Political Advertisement 1952-2012

Political Advertisement 1952-2012: Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center

55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

20 Years VLC => Free Admission

Five days before the 2012 U.S. presidential election, artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese present a new installment of their twenty-four-year project Political Advertisement. Launched in 1984—and in each edition updated with new campaign advertisements—the project helps determine whether things have actually changed since the early 1950s when “guided by the cooing come-ons of the thirty-second TV spot, campaigns were soon reduced to photo ops, televised debates, and sound bites. Out was the whistle-stop tour and the scrappy convention, in was the instant poll and the attack ad.” (Steve Seid)

For a related program on media narratives, join us on Election Night, when Natalie Bookchin presents Now He’s Out in Public and Everyone Can See.


Antoni Muntadas, artist and Professor of the Practice, ACT/Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marshall Reese, artist

Carol Wilder, Professor of Media Studies and Film, The New School for Public Engagement

Organized by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.