Artists look at 50 years
of Presidential campaign spots
at the Donnell Library Center Auditorium
The New York Public Library
Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 pm
Muntadas and Marshall Reese will present their latest edition of
Political Advertisement VI 1952-2004. This one-hour, 15 minute
videotape spans 50 years of Presidential campaign spots. This is the
sixth version in an ongoing twenty-year project, which Muntadas and
Reese have revised, expanded, and updated with every major election.
This fascinating anthology, includes advertisements from the 2004
presidential campaign. It documents the selling of the American
presidency. As Muntadas and Reese trace the development of the TV
"spot" what emerges is the political strategy and manipulative
marketing technique of the American televisual campaign process.
Political Advertisement includes many rare spots, some never before
seen, edited without commentary. An endless stream of candidates,
from Dwight Eisenhower to John Kerry, is paraded and sold like
Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies, NYU and author of
the recent book Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order will
introduce the latest version of Muntadas/Reese's work in New York.
This screening is in conjunction with a series of presentations
taking place in San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Amsterdam and Bremen
just prior to the U.S. election.
Free Admission. Donnell Library Center Auditorium, 20 West 53rd
Street, New York, NY 10019. For more information call 212-621-0609.
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