Goethe-Institut Indonesien and Museum MACAN invite you to an evening with Julian Rosefeldt in the framework of the Indonesian premiere of Manifesto (2015), a 13-channel film installation featuring Cate Blanchett.
, Rosefeldt draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogme 95 and other artist groups as well as the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers from the early 20th century onwards. Cate Blanchett presents these writings posing as 12 different personas, including a factory worker, a television news anchor, a kindergarten teacher and a homeless man. As a whole, the work pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artists’ manifestos while provoking reflection upon the role of artists in today’s society.
The lecture will explore Rosefeldt’s perspective as a writer, editor, producer and director of Manifesto
. By reassembling powerful words and ideas from Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, André Breton, Sturtevant, Sol LeWit and other influential artists, Rosefeldt manages to ignite curiosity and intrigue the audience with globally-relevant issues such as dislocation and psychological disruption.
About Julian Rosefeldt
Julian Rosefeldt is a Berlin-based artist and filmmaker. He is internationally renowned for his visually opulent and meticulously choreographed moving-image artworks, most often presented as complex multi-screen installations. His artistic practice is inspired by the histories of film, art and popular culture. In creating his works, Rosefeldt uses cinematic tropes which carry viewers into surreal theatrical realms where the inhabitants are absorbed by the rituals of everyday life. He employs humor and satire to seduce audiences into familiar worlds made strange.
Manifesto - Exhibition | 28.02-31.05.2020