Julian Rosefeldt | Manifesto

26 February 2019 to 22 April 2019
Julian Rosefeldt | Manifesto

Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Roma

The structure of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni is redesigned by the installation of Julian Rosefeldt, articulated in 13 large screens with different stories that, at times, merge into the power of a choral voice.

The work, which appeared for the first time in 2015, pays homage to the tradition and the literary of the twentieth century artistic posters, while at the same time questioning the role played by the artist in contemporary society.
For each of the 13 screenings, Rosefeldt created a collage of texts drawing on the posters of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus, Suprematists, Situationists, Dogma 95 and other collectives or movements or the individual reflections of artists, dancers and directors such as Umberto Boccioni, Antonio St. Elias, Lucio Fontana, Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturtevant, Sol LeWitt, Jim Jarmusch, Guy Debord, Adrian Piper, John Cage.
Each station presents a different situation focused, with the exception of the prologue, on eleven different female characters and on one male: a homeless person, a broker, the worker of a waste incineration plant, a CEO, a punk, a scientist, the 'orator at a funeral, a puppeteer, the mother of a conservative family, a choreographer, a television journalist and a teacher, all interpreted by the Australian actress Cate Blanchett. It is she who gives new dramatic lymph to the words of the posters that resonate in unexpected contexts.