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.
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.