This December, Park Avenue Armory mounts the North American premiere of Manifesto—a work by Julian Rosefeldt that stars Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett. Inspired by the tradition of artist manifestos, Manifesto is a collage of artistic declarations of the 20th century, reinterpreted as poetic monologues that provoke timeless questions about the artist’s role in society. Rosefeldt will adapt the installation in a site-specific presentation for the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, where it will be on view December 7 – January 8, 2017.
I had the pleasure of talking with the German filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt, the Executive Director Rebecca Robertson and new critically acclaimed director and artistic director Pierre Audi.
Drawing on more than 50 manifestos by artists, architects, choreographers, and filmmakers, this highly theatrical cinematic installation by cinematographer and video artist Julian Rosefeldt reinterprets these famous texts as poetic monologues that are brought to life by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett.
Abstract Expressionism, The Blue Rider, Conceptual Art, Constructivism, Creationism, Dadaism, Fluxus, Futurism, Merz, Minimalism, Pop Art, Situationism, Spatialism, Stridentism, Suprematism, Surrealism, Vorticism