April 24 – September 29, 2018
Hollywood and other Myth
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (group show)
 
With Pierre Bismuth, Aukje Dekker, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Jesper Just, Tom Pnini, Guido van der Werve and Francesco Vezzoli.
 
The exhibition focuses on the increasing affinity between video and cinema. The total rejection of Hollywood style and cinematic language of the 1960s and 1970s gradually turned in the 1990s to complex relations of enchanted fascination and dismissal. All the cinematic characteristics that made cinema into a thrilling medium are present here: high-volume emotions, high production value and a rich, all-encompassing soundtrack.
 
Julian Rosefeldt presents his five-channel film installation American Night (2009). It reflects upon the Western film genre by combining ‘the myth of the frontier’ with allusions to today’s hegemonial foreign policy in the USA.
 
For further information see: www.tamuseum.org.il
 
Julian Rosefeldt, American Night, 2009 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
 
 
March 18 – August 28, 2018
The Fall of the Stars: Julian Rosefeldt | Albrecht Dürer | Johannes Gerson
Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen
 
Apocalyptic conceptions of the end of the world have fascinated mankind for centuries. This exhibition brings together two pictorially powerful visions of the end of time: Julian Rosefeldt’s work In the Land of Drought (2015/2017) and Albrecht Dürer’s illustrations for the Book of Revelation.
 
In his video installation, Julian Rosefeldt depicts a post-apocalyptic imaginary future in which man is inescapably confronted with the consequences of the overexploitation of the Earth’s resources. More than five-hundred years before Rosefeldt created his work, Albrecht Dürer illustrated the Bible’s foretelling of the end of the world with fifteen woodcuts. First published in 1498, the fanciful yet fear-inducing series responded to the mood of gloom and doom that prevailed as the turn of the century approached. Roughly contemporaneous with Dürer’s series is a Dutch printed edition of the eschatological proclamations of the theologian Jean Gerson. Provided with fifteen sequences of naive, vivid illustrations, this little book is a practical demonstration of the way in which people were to envision the portents of the end of the world and the Last Judgment.
 
For further information see: www.draiflessen.com
 
Julian Rosefeldt, In the Land of Drought, 2015/2017 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
 
 
February 24 – June 10, 2018
Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto
Auckland Arts Festival / Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (solo show)
 

The immersive 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. Manifesto 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, Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, and other influencers through his lens, Julian Rosefeldt has edited and reassembled thirteen collages of artists’ manifestos. 

For further information see: www.aucklandartgallery.com

Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 
 
 
November 24, 2017 – May 28, 2018
All the Words for Rock. Nature and Conflict
Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres (group show)
 
One of the Helga de Alvear Collection’s main “lines of force” consists of a large number of works that have nature as a focus or subject for argument. Many of these are included in this exhibition, under the shelter of a verse by the poet Gary Snyder (one of the great contemporary interpreters of this matter). In All the Words for Rock, nature is reviewed from different points of view: from contemplation to action, from the formal to the symbolic. Reviewed in a strict sense, or reconstructed (as in certain paintings, videos or sculptures).
 
Julian Rosefeldt presents his 4-channel film installation Requiem (2007), that takes place in the Brazilian jungle. The paradisiac notion of the rainforest obtains an apocalyptic dimension; utopia merges into dystopia. Literally read as a requiem for the dying rainforest, the work is further an allegory of the futility of human existence, the death of the subject, the extinguishing of the individual within the impenetrable, incomprehensible jungle of context.
 
The exhibition is curated by Julián Rodríguez.
 

For further information see: www.fundacionhelgadealvear.es

Julian Rosefeldt, Requiem, 2007 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018