Consulate Toronto Sponsors Political Advertisement Program

On November 6, two days before the U.S. Election, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery hosted the screening of the latest edition of Political Advertisement, a project collaboration between New York City artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese that features a study on U.S. election politics through a visual iconography of political television advertisements from 1952 to 2016. The event, which was attended by cultural, academia and students, was hosted at the Hot Docs cinema and included a panel discussion between the two artists. The Consulate supported the project through a U.S. Mission grant and attended the event, panel and dinner to further discuss the project with the artists and with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery board.