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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.


Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese

December 3rd, 2010

Episode 67 of 192 episodes

October 30, 2008 6:30 p.m. 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. NOTE: The audio of the screening is not included in this recording.

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