‘Manifesto’ at Ruhrtriennale for the Festival of Arts

Hello everyone! The Ruhrtriennale released the program for the Festival of the Arts, running from August 12 to September 24, 2016. The Festivals of the Arts takes place in various cities in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany, at the borders with Netherlands and Belgium.

Manifesto will open on August 13 at the Kraftzentrale inside Landschaftspark, in the Meiderich district of Duisburg.

In 2016 film artist Julian Rosefeldt presents a new installation co-produced by the Ruhrtriennale. In ‘Manifesto’ Australian actress Cate Blanchett appears in thirteen different roles: as a news anchor, choreographer, homeless person or punk she recites manifestos from art history which combine to form a polyphonic plea for aesthetic change. Rosefeldt works with a visual vocabulary which calls to mind references to familiar Hollywood aesthetics, which it both ironizes and subverts.

This work was first shown in December 2015 in Melbourne. The imposing dimensions of the Duisburg Kraftzentrale now allow the visual worlds of ‘Manifesto’ to unleash their full power.

13 Aug.—24 Sept.
Tu—Su: 13.00—20.00

16 and 17 Sept.: 13.00—17.30

6, 7, 12—15 Sept. closed

13 Aug.: 13.00
Kraftzentrale, Landschaftspark