December 01, 2015

Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto

9 DEC - 13 MAR

A survey exhibition of pre-eminent moving image artist, Julian Rosefeldt, comprises the world premiere of Manifesto (2015) featuring Cate Blanchett alongside three recent video installations.


Rosefeldt’s brand-new thirteen-channel work Manifesto questions the role of the artist in society today. Australian actor, Cate Blanchett, performs the manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

The installation draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Situtationists and Dogma 95, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the philosophies of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers through his lens, Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled a collage of artists’ manifestos.

Manifesto has been proudly commissioned by ACMI in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin and Sprengel Museum, Hannover.

Our particular thanks are extended to the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie, the Freunde des Sprengel Museum Hannover e.V. and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, as well as to the co-producers, the Burger Collection Hong Kong and the Ruhrtriennale, all of whom generously supported this project. Manifesto was produced in cooperation with the Bayerischer Rundfunk. 

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