July 7 – August 13, 2017

WILD: Fabricating a Frontier
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Canada (group show)

​A frontier, unlike a border, represents a zone of relations where it is possible for all those involved to be affected and changed by the encounters. This project examines and complicates frontier narratives by producing and performing alternative vocalizations of what it means to live in contested zones in settler colonial contexts—geographic, political, post-colonial, psychic, interspecies—and retain their narrative complexity. Exploring the affectations of settler colonial romanticism and its persistence in performances of the ‘Wild West’, this project troubles settler hegemonies and offers alternative practices of wildness.

Julian Rosefeldt presents his multichannel film installation American Night (2009). It is a satirical and engaging critique of the mythology of the American West as disseminated through the Western film genre.

For further information see: www.contemporarycalgary.com

Julian Rosefeldt, American Night, 2009 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

 

 

June 24 – August 6, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt. In the Land of Drought
König Galerie, Berlin (solo show)

A condensed version of Rosefeldt's filmic interpretation of Joseph Haydn's The Creation and conceived for the Ruhrtriennale (2015), In the Land of Drought (2015/2017) confronts the relationship between man and his impact on the world. Set to atmospheric sounds and a pulsating hum, the 43-minute piece looks back from an imagined future upon the post-Anthropocene: the aftermath of significant human influence on Earth. An army of scientists appear to investigate archeologically at the remnants of civilisation after humanity has made itself extinct. Shot entirely using a drone, Rosefeldt's images hover meditatively over the desolate landscape and ruins. Connoting surveillance, the drone's bird's eye view removes human perspective with us onlookers kept at a distance throughout.

For further information see: www.koeniggalerie.com

Julian Rosefeldt, In the Land of Drought, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

 

 

May 19 – September 17, 2017

Luther and the Avant-garde
Old Prison, Wittenberg (group show)

With Eija-Liisa Athila, Ólafur Elíasson, Ayşe Erkmen, Isa Genzken, Diango Hernández, Christian Jankowski, Mischa Kuball, Antje Majewski, Sebastian Riemer, Julian Rosefeldt, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Günther Uecker, Erwin Wurm, Zhang Peili a.o.

International contemporary art meets the spiritual figure of Luther — this is the starting point for the exhibition Luther and the Avant-garde presented by the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur (Foundation for Art and Culture), in cooperation with Reformationsjubiläum 2017 e.V.

Julian Rosefeldt presents his film Asylum (Short film version, 2001/2002). The work sets out to examine and deconstruct the stereotypes associated with immigrant citizens and the idea of 'the Other'.

For further information see: www.luther-avantgarde.de

Julian Rosefeldt, Asylum, 2001/2002 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017