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. 

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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