March 11 – April 30, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto
Aarhus 2017 - European Capital of Culture, Aarhus (solo show)

The 13-channel film installation Manifesto (2015) pays homage to the moving tradition and literary beauty of artist manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today. It draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogma 95 and other artist groups, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the ideas of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, and other influencers through his lens, Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled thirteen collages of artists’ manifestos.

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.

Manifesto is a feature presentation in European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, at 'O' Space. The film installation is exhibited as part of Aarhus 2017's programme Coast to Coast, that sets up a series of works and projects to bring some of the world's leading artists to the Central Denmark Region.

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Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



March 4 – May 21, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt. Works 2001-2016
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (solo show)

The Nikolaj Kunsthal presents Julian Rosefeldt's first major solo presentation in Denmark. The exhibition consists of a series of video installations, together presenting important aspects of Rosefeldt’s production over the past 15 years. Rosefeldt's most recent work, a gangster movie parody titled “The Swap”, as well as a number of his previous works as Global Soap (2000/2001), Asylum (2001/2002), Unknown Soldier (2007), American Night (2009) and Deep Gold (2013/2014) allow an extensive overview of his production.

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Julian Rosefeldt, The Swap, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



March 4 – June 4, 2017

The Inner Skin. Art and Shame
Marta, Herford (group show)

With Ulf Aminde, Louise Bourgeois, Michaël Borremans, Miriam Cahn, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Rineke Dijkstra, Albrecht Dürer, Bruce Gilden, Jamie Isenstein, Eva Kotátková, Boris Mikhailov, Shahryar Nashat, Yoko Ono, Jon Pylypchuk, Bojan Šarčević, Santiago Sierra, Jürgen Teller, Stefanie Trojan, Gillian Wearing, Erwin Wurm a.o.

Hardly any other emotion has such a profound effect on the person concerned as shame: our face turns red, we become lost for words, or would simply love to sink into the ground. Despite all the cultural differences, shame still affects almost every individual. Indeed, given the broad dissemination of nude images in the media, the subject appears more topical than ever. But can we actually diagnose a lowering of the shame threshold, or are we, on the contrary, observing an escalation of tabooisation? With humorous but also sensitive and moving contributions, the exhibition explores this familiar but inscrutable phenomenon.

Julian Rosefeldt presents his film Deep Gold (2013-2014) which recalls a grotesque version of the ‘Golden Age’ in Berlin. It functions as a fictional insert in Luis Buñuel’s scandalous movie L’Âge d'Or (1930), in which the two protagonists try to fulfil their lust for each other, but are constantly separated or disturbed by various obstacles.

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Julian Rosefeldt, Deep Gold, 2013/2014 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



February 23 – April 23, 2017

Manifesto de Julian Rosefeldt
Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris, Paris (solo show)

For the first time Julian Rosefeldt's 13-channel film installation Manifesto (2015) will be presented in France.

The exhibition is curated by Thierry Leviez.

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February 17 – April 29, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt. Deep Gold
Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid (solo show)

Two comprehensive works complexes of Julian Rosefeldt will be prestented at the Gallery Helga de Alvear. The first one, the one-channel film work Deep Gold (2013/2014), is part of the anthology film The Scorpion’s Sting (2013/14), that was initiated by the artist-duo M+M. Six artists or artist collectives were invited to work on Luis Buñuel’s groundbreaking and at the time scandalous film L’Âge d'Or (1930). Rosefeldt’s part, the B/W film Deep Gold, recalls a grotesque version of the ‘Golden Age’. It functions as a fictional insert in Buñuel’s original movie, showing a world full of lust and desire, in which a weak male protagonist becomes overwhelmed by an omnipresent female sexuality. Throughout the film he embodies a symbol of the constrained modern society Buñuel assaulted in the early twentieth century.

The four exhibited photographs were created in the context of the film installation The Ship of Fools (2007), filmed at the Baroque manor Schloss Sacrow near Potsdam. Built during the Romantic period, Schloss Sacrow was temporarily inhabited by artists such as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy; during World War II, it was home to a Nazi officer; in the course of Germany’s division it was trapped in the death zone of the Berlin Wall and served as a training facility for watchdogs guarding the Berlin Wall, while nowadays it is declared as a World Heritage site and a destination for Sunday strolls. Rosefeldt combines the site – symbolising the metamorphosis and continuity of German national sentiments from the Romantic era (Caspar David Friedrich) through National Socialism, the division of Germany to nowadays. The work is a sceptical epitaph on German sensitivities and on the still problematic dealing with German identity. Characterised by an agitating immobility, the four tableaux vivants in The Ship of Fools visualise the risk of stagnation.

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Julian Rosefeldt, Deep Gold, 2013/2014 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



February 16 – May 21, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto
Villa Stuck, Munich (solo show)

In his film installation Manifesto Julian Rosefeldt works with Australian actor Cate Blanchett to give new life to some of the most famous and provocative writings by artists of the modern era. The work presents a series of striking monologues that Rosefeldt has created by editing and reassembling a collage of artists' manifestos, from declarations penned by the futurists, dadaists and situationists, to the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers such as Sol LeWitt, Yvonne Rainer and Jim Jarmusch. Blanchett performs these ‘new manifestos’ while inhabiting 13 different personas – among them a school teacher, a newsreader, a factory worker and a homeless man – to explore the power and urgency of these historical words in our world today.

The exhibition is curated by Cornelia Gockel and Verena Hein. It was realised in cooperation with Sammlung Goetz.

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Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



February 3 – April 9, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt: Asylum
Rödasten Konsthall, Göteborg (solo show)

In the face of globalization and current migration flux the definitions of what constitutes national and cultural boundaries are being challenged, contested and altered, affecting not only national policymaking, but also the many ways in which we perceive and relate to “the Other”.

Opening the exhibition season of 2017, Röda Sten Konsthall will display two separate solo-presentations that individually examine aspects of the various social and political impacts European migration policies have reinforced during the last decades. Addressing overall questions of social stereotyping, displacement, affinity and belonging, transformations of cultural identities and the power of active participation, these two exhibitions aim to spark conversations about the manifold implications of migration.

Julian Rosefeldt will show one of his most celebrated and comprehensive film works: Asylum (2001-2002). This immersive 9-channel video installation that sets out to examine and deconstruct the stereotypes associated with immigrant citizens and the idea of “the Other”. The installation of Asylum is produced in collaboration with Goethe-Institute.

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



January 22 – April 17, 2017

Cinéma mon amour. Film in Art
Aargauer Kunsthaus and the Solothurn Film Festival, Aarau (group show)

The subject of the group exhibition Cinéma mon amour. Film in Art is the fascination of cinema. Internationally known artists show works that address various aspects of film in art. At the same time, the 52nd Solothurn Film Festival devotes its Focus special programme to the representation of art in film.

Film and art have always been inseparably linked. The works in the exhibition Cinéma mon amour show how cinema, film and the film industry are reflected in contemporary art. Artists such as Candice Breitz and Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler examine the backgrounds and mechanisms of film production; others take up the language of particular genres and specific films or, like Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, take a critical look at the film theatre as a space of perception. Even "by-products" of the film industry, such as screen credits or film posters, find their way into artworks. Finally, Hollywood and the star cult are the starting point for the works of Douglas Gordon and Sam Taylor-Johnson. Julian Rosefeldt presents his film Deep Gold which recalls a grotesque version of the ‘Golden Age’ in Berlin. It functions as a fictional insert in Luis Buñuel’s scandalous movie L’Âge d'Or (1930).

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December 16, 2016 – May 14, 2017

Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart (solo show)

In 2016 the Friends of the Staatsgalerie – Stuttgarter Galerieverein acquired on of Julian Rosefeldt’s latest works: Manifesto. To honour this remarkable acquisition and the generosity of the donors, the Staatsgalerie is now presenting the 13-channel film installation.

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October 28, 2016 – March 31, 2017

House of Impressions. Wandering with a Troubadour
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (group show)

With Victor Alimpiev, Johanna Billing, Sasha Pirogova, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Gary Hill, Pyotr Zhukov and Cyrille Shirokov, Marina Chernikova, Vito Acconci, Semyon Aleksandrovsky, Anri Sala, Jonas Mekas, Andrey Cherkasov, Pyotr Aidu, André et Michel Décosterd, Julian Rosefeldt and Ragnar Kjartansson.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition House of Impressions. Wandering with a Troubadour as a project of its newly established Department of Film and Media Arts. Historically speaking, sound/music as a phenomenon represent a universal means of communication that makes it possible for various communities to understand each other when words become depersonalized. Turning to the sound as one of art’s basic tools, we understand sound and listening as a kind of structure, which reveals how people relate to each other within a society.

Sound art is not only a new language but also one more tool of discovering the world, another logic of human communication. After all, what is the most important in music cannot be put down into a score. In a certain aspect, sound is a means of forming inner states and ideas. Each project creates a resonating space and expands the boundaries of sound, cinema and performance. The artists are presented to the viewer as contemporary troubadours narrating tales of invisible matters: the sound and plasticity of metaphors, the hidden but omnipresent musicality. Each of them starts upon his own journey – immersing into self, or wandering outside, traveling into the past, or deep into outer space.

The exhibition is curated by Olga Shishko.

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Julian Rosefeldt, The Soundmaker (Trilogy of Failure, Part I), 2004 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn



Extended until May 7, 2017

130% Sprengel. Sammlung Pur
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover (group show)

With the exhibition 130% Sprengel. Sammlung Pur the Sprengel Museum in Hanover will present its collection of over 800 art works from the 20th and 21st century. For the first time masterpieces of classical modernists will be shown in the recently inaugurated annex building illuminated by natural light.

In the context of the show the Sprengel presents its latest acquisitions: Julian Rosefeldt’s 13-channel film installation MANIFESTO that premiered last year in Melbourne and, shown in close vicinity, Wolfgang Tillman’s installation BOOK FOR ARCHITECTS that was first presented at the Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2014.

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Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn