After around 20 weeks running and over 90,000 visitors to date, the presentation of the film installation Manifesto by Julian Rosenfeldt at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin has been extended to Sept. 18, 2016.
Beside the great audience success, Manifesto has also received a great deal of praise from the critics: Tagesspiegel speaks of a “fantastic exhibition," while Berliner Zeitung raved, “One is instantly electrified!" and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung even stated that Manifesto is “the loveliest gift that art has given to the cinema in many years."
Manifesto combines 13 films running in parallel paying homage to the moving tradition of artist manifestos. Julian Rosefeldt (born in Munich in 1965, today based in Berlin) created filmic images that bring the literary beauty and performative energy of artist manifestos to present everyday life. Towards this end, he collaged various manifestos written from the early 20th to the start of the 21st century, including manifestos for futurism, Dadaism, situationism, supermatism, Fluxus, pop art, conceptual art, and several film and architectural manifestos.
Cate Blanchett embodies the manifesto collages in 13 different roles: as a choreographer, an elementary school teacher, a funeral speaker, a factory worker, a stockbroker, or a homeless person. These characters bring the texts to the life and work worlds of today. Formulations and demands need to assert themselves in new surroundings and prove their currency.
Curators: Anna-Catharina Gebbers und Udo Kittelmann
The exhibition was made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
Manifesto is a joint production of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hannover's Sprengel Museum and Ruhrtriennale. The project was also created in collaboration with Bayerischer Rundfunk and with the generous support of Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and Burger Collection, Hong Kong. We would like to thank Tretford Teppich for their generous support.
As part of this collaboration, Manifesto was purchased for the museum by Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
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