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Artist Talk: Julian Rosefeldt


Artist Talk: Julian Rosefeldt

Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt joins Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a discussion on the process behind his internationally renowned practice of making visually striking and politically charged multi-channel video installations, including the acclaimed artwork Manifesto. Exceptionally directed and performed, Manifesto stars award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and has also gained world-wide attention as a feature length film. The celebrated 13-channel film installation pays homage to modern artist manifesto, exploring the artistry of the language while raising questions about the role of the artist in today’s society. Blanchett portrays an array of characters whose dialogue draws from the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogme 95 and other artist groups across the 20th century. Manifesto serves as anchor to a larger exhibition exploring the significance of these declarations and the relationship of artist to social politics across the last century.

Rosefeldt’s moving-image artwork often addresses histories of film, art, and popular culture through humorous, satirical, and sometimes surreal cinematic experiences. His work has been shown worldwide at museums, galleries, and film festivals, most recently with an installation of Manifesto at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Advance member tickets available Monday, May 13, 12 PM EST (space is limited)
General tickets available Thursday, May 16, 12 PM EST
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Manifesto: Art x Agency is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and is made possible with major support from the initiative Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19.

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Ken Grossinger & Micheline Klagsbrun, CrossCurrents Foundation; and the Hakuta Family. Additional funding is provided by the Hirshhorn International Council and the Hirshhorn Collectors’ Council.

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