Julian Rosefeldt, born in 1965, lives in Berlin. Since 2013 professorship for for digital and time-based Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. Recent solo exhibitions a.o. at the Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; École des Beaux Arts de Paris; Villa Stuck, Munich; Rödasten Konsthall, Gothenburg; Park Avenue Armory, New York (all 2017), Ruhrtriennale Duisburg; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; Sprengel Museum Hannover (all 2016); Kunsthalle Wien 2012; Taipei Fine Arts Museum 2012; British Film Institute, London 2010. Group exhibitions a.o. in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moskau 2016; CAFA Art Museum, Peking 2016; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2014, Tate Modern, London 2014.
Selected Works: American Night (2009), Trilogie des Scheiterns (2004/05), Asylum (2002)
(DEU 2014, 18’12’’, English)
5th part of the artists’ CO-production “The Scorpion’s Sting”, initiated by M+M
An homage to Luis Buñuel’s surrealist masterpiece (and at its time of creation scandalous film) “L’âge d’or”, relocated to the roaring 1920\’s in Berlin. In the film which functions as a fictional insert into the original movie the protagonist, overwhelmed by an omnipresent sexual energy, gets lost in the nightclub „Deep Gold”, where a world full of lust and desire awaits him.
(DEU 2016, 2K, 94’20’’, English)
GERMAN PREMIERE (Single-Channel-Version)
Cast: Cate Blanchett
KINO DER KUNST Main Award 2017
KINO DER KUNST Audience Award 2017
A tribute to the literary beauty of artist manifestos written throughout the 20th century, and at the same time a plea for political awakening. In contemporary settings, Cate Blanchett re-enacts a text collage of milestones of manifestos – among others pamphlets from artist groups such as the Futurists, the Dadaists, the Suprematists and the Situationists. The film reveals both the performative element and the political significance of these declarations, which were often written as a provocative call to action.