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Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto (Film still), 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt und VG Bild­Kunst, Bonn 2017

The 13-­channel film installation Manifesto pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artists’ manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today. Manifesto draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situatio­ nists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups as well as the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers.

By editing and reassembling the ideas of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers, Rosefeldt has constructed thirteen collages of artists‘ manifestos. Performing these “new manifestos” as a contemporary call to action, Australian actress Cate Blanchett inhabits thirteen different personas – among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man – to imbue new dramatic life into both famous and lesser known texts in unexpected contexts.

Manifesto is a joint production of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image Melbourne, the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Sprengel Museum Hannover. The project was coproduced by the Ruhrtriennale and the Burger Collection Hong Kong. It came into existence thanks to the generous support of the Medienboard Berlin­-Brandenburg and in cooperation with the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

An exhibition of the Museum Villa Stuck in cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz.

Curators: Verena Hein and Cornelia Gockel

Guided tour with Dr. Cornelia Gockel

19/04/17, 5.00 p.m.

Reduced admission fee, free guided tour.


Artist talk with Julian Rosefeldt and Ed Lachman
25/04/17, 8.00 p.m.

An event held by the Museum Villa Stuck, the Kunststiftung Ingvild und Stephan Goetz and KINO DER KUNST. The exhibition is open until the beginning of the event. Entry to the event: museum ticket/free of charge with KINO DER KUNST Festival Pass.


Opening hours
Tue–Sun, 11.00 a.m. –6.00 p.m.

The exhibition will be open from 16/02/17-21/05/17


Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregentenstr. 60
81675 München