Saturday 24 February 2018, 10.00am - Sunday 15 July 2018, 5.00pm
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Auckland Art Gallery in collaboration with Auckland Arts Festival presents the New Zealand premiere of Julian Rosefeldt’s immersive 13-channel film installation Manifesto, featuring Cate Blanchett.
In Manifesto (2015), Rosefeldt pays homage to the tradition of artist manifestos, drawing on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists and other artist groups.
Performing this ‘manifesto of manifestos’ as a contemporary call to action while inhabiting thirteen different personas – among them a school teacher, a puppeteer, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man – Australian actress Cate Blanchett imbues new dramatic life into both famous and lesser known words in unexpected contexts.
Rosefeldt’s work reveals both the performative component and the political significance of these declarations. Often written in youthful rage, they not only express the wish to change the world through art but also reflect the voice of a generation.
Exploring the powerful urgency of these historical statements, which were composed with passion and conviction by artists many years ago, Manifesto questions whether the words and sentiments have withstood the passage of time.
Can they be applied universally? And how have the dynamics between politics, art and life shifted?
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