Category: Manifesto

Manifesto to open in Israel and Canada

Manifesto to open in Israel and Canada

Hello Blanchetters!

Good news for fans in Israel and Canada!

Manifestion exhibition is set to open at the Israel Museum and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). The work by Julian Rosefeldt starring Cate Blanchett will be part of Jerusalem’s Summer–Fall 2018 exhibition season and the upcoming exhibitions at the MAC. If you are nearby, don’t miss this chance!

Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto

December 19, 2018 – June 1, 2019

Julian Rosefeldt weaves together more than 50 manifestos from 20th-century artistic movements in an immersive cinematic installation that reflects on the value of the artist’s role in society. The texts are reinterpreted into monologues for 13 distinct characters– ranging from a TV anchorwoman to a homeless man–who are brought to life by eminent actor Cate Blanchett. Reviving declarations by such artists and theorists as André Breton, Jim Jarmusch, Sol LeWitt, Kazimir Malevich, and Claes Oldenburg, Manifesto places their words in a new context, underscoring their continuing relevance today.

Exhibition curator: Mira Lapidot, Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz Chief Curator of Fine Arts, Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing, The Israel Museum.


Official The Israel Museum Site

20 10 2018 to 20 01 2019

German artist Julian Rosefeldt produced Manifesto in 2015. This thirteen-channel immersive video installation stands as a tribute to the tradition and literary beauty of artist manifestos. The artwork/event, which lies at the crossroads between film, performance and installation, gives the MAC’s audiences an opportunity to personally experience a work that has created a sensation wherever it has been shown.

Each of the thirteen screens in Manifesto presents the same actor (Cate Blanchett) taking on various roles: schoolteacher, homeless man, factory worker, puppeteer, scientist. All of the monologues spoken—actually, the only words spoken in the piece—are formed out of various artists’ manifestos published over the last 150 years or so. Rosefeldt offers us thirteen collages, drawing on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogme 95, and the musings of artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers such as Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevitch, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt and Jim Jarmusch. The result is a fascinating installation that reveals both the performative component and the political significance of these declarations.

• Manifesto has been mounted in more than a dozen cities around the world; its presentation in Montréal will be only its second in North America, after the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Official MAC Site

Extended Until July: Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto in Auckland Art Gallery

Extended Until July: Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto in Auckland Art Gallery

Hello everybody!

We have some news about Manifesto. Read the press release below:

Auckland Art Gallery Toi T?maki’s presentation of the immersive 13-screen film installation, Manifesto, by Julian Rosefeldt featuring Cate Blanchett has been extended until Sunday 15 July.

Rosefeldt’s Manifesto (2015) delivers extraordinary filmmaking that invites viewers to explore the limits of emotional range as actor Cate Blanchett inhabits thirteen roles from school teacher to puppeteer, newsreader and factory worker.

Throughout, Rosefeldt pays homage to the tradition of artist manifestos, drawing on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists and other artist groups.

Last month, Manifesto triumphed at Germany’s biggest film awards, the Lolas, taking out awards for Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup.

Local commentators have called the exhibition ‘stunning’ (, ‘unforgettable’ (Concrete Playground) and ’a total work of art’ (Art News New Zealand).

Manifesto offers Gallery visitors a rich, visual experience and the chance to explore the role of artists – and artists’ manifestos – today.

Upcoming public programmes:
Makeup Demonstration: Diane Ensor & Bex Elliot from the Makeup School
Sunday 20 May, 3pm, Gallery’s North Atrium
Join Diane Ensor and Bex Elliot from the Makeup School as they explore the extraordinary physical transformations that Cate Blanchett undergoes in Manifesto. Diane and Bex will transform identical twins Hannah and Rachel into two radically different characters from Manifesto.


Ponyo comes back to US theaters for its 10th anniversary and Manifesto opens in France

Ponyo comes back to US theaters for its 10th anniversary and Manifesto opens in France

Hello everyone!

Great news for American fans! The animation Ponyo is coming back to theaters for its 10th anniversary! The animation film features Cate Blanchett as Gran Mamare in its English version and opens March 25 in AMC Theatres.

From the Academy Award-winning director and world-renowned Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki comes PONYO, a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’. Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by NOAH CYRUS) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including CATE BLANCHETT, MATT DAMON, TINA FEY, FRANKIE JONAS, CLORIS LEACHMAN, LIAM NEESON, LILY TOMLIN and BETTY WHITE.

Tickets and More Information HERE

For French fans, French distributor Haut et court will release Manifesto movie on May, 2nd. Thanks to Florence for sharing the news.

More Info HERE

Manifesto DVD release (UK) + Sofia Film Festival

Manifesto DVD release (UK) + Sofia Film Festival

Good evening again! Manifesto is going to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 12, 2018 (UK) – click here to order it.

The movie was available on DVD since September 25, 2017, but we totally missed the news, as the movie was already made available on VOD in July.

The movie is also set to premiere at the 22nd Sofia International Film Fest (Bulgaria) this March. (Source)

The installation just closed in Shanghai and in Prague, and is set to tour in New Zealand (February) and in Canada (October). If we missed anything, let us know!

Manifesto – Cate Blanchett Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Manifesto – Cate Blanchett Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before

Good evening! Cate Blanchett talks with Vogue in a new promotional interview for Manifesto. Enjoy!

When Cate Blanchett agreed to star in German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, she had no idea how many roles she was taking on. “Originally, I thought I would play about four characters. Julian thought I would play about 24. The two of us agreed to meet somewhere in between – but I have a terrible memory, and when I arrived in Berlin to start filming, I was convinced that it was nine when it was 13,” she says, perched on a couch with Rosefeldt in a suite at the Haymarket Hotel near Trafalgar Square. Not that the lack of preparation time seems to have fazed the Oscar winner. “The reality of acting is that you can do all of the homework in the world for a part – but my relationship with performance is much more circus-like. I have to jump into someone’s hands. They have to catch me at the right moment. Otherwise, there’s no trapeze act.”
And what a trapeze act. In Manifesto, Blanchett embodies a homeless man pushing a shopping cart through a post-apocalyptic landscape; a glossy American newscaster (and the rain-beaten weather person she is interviewing); a Southern housewife reading grace around a dinner table to her husband and children; a puppeteer manipulating a doll-like version of herself; a funeral attendee delivering a tearful speech in a graveyard – among several other personas. Each one voices a text collage derived from a selection of more than 50 manifestos – from Karl Marx’s communist treatise to Lars von Trier’s “Dogme 95”. Originally displayed as vignettes at 13 galleries around the world, the character studies have now been rolled into an extraordinary 90-minute film available to download or stream.
The avant-garde masterpiece was years in the making. Blanchett first met Rosefeldt at a gallery in Berlin in 2010, deciding to work with him on a project that same night – but it was only in 2014 that Rosefeldt found the right concept. “I had read lots of artistic and political manifestos when I was studying – but I forgot about them until I came across works by the Futurist poet and choreographer Valentine de Saint-Point,” he explains. “Then I started exploring other manifestos for a variety of movements: Surrealism, Creationism, Vorticism, Dadaism, Minimalism…I had always seen those texts as works of history – but imagining Cate performing them suddenly brought them to life.”
A few months later, he had a series of monologues and a rough character sketch to go with each one – all of which he carefully refined with Blanchett over a few days in New York. Her initial response to the scripts? “I was attracted to Julian’s work because of the quietness – and then he came up with the polar opposite of a silent film,” she laughs. “I was rather distressed, but, you know, I’d already said yes.” As for whether she was nervous about taking on such an unusual project? “The amount of text was nerve-wracking. I’ve never been an exhibitionist, and this required me to push myself to the limit – but I’ve never been afraid of failing. I do it constantly!”

via Vogue UK

Manifesto – Radio interview and infos about Canadian exhibition

Manifesto – Radio interview and infos about Canadian exhibition

Good evening! Cate Blanchett and Julian Rosefeldt speak with BBC Radio 4, during Front Row. The interview aired yesterday, and the presenter relased a picture as well.

Interview starts around 11:49. Enjoy!

We previously announced the Manifesto’s exhibition is going to be expose in Montreal in 2018. The Konig Galerie revealed the exact time frame: