Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Julian Rosefeldt ongoing exhibition Manifest is impressive, so to speak. At the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin you can see 13 video work with actor Cate Blanchett in just as many roles. She speaks from manifestos, all the way from German Marx and Engels' The Communist Manifesto (1848) and forward to our time with Golden Rules of Filmmaking by American Jim Jarmuch (2004). So it is a woman who makes textual appeals largely made by young, testosterone-filled men – young generations' Sturm und Drang. In fact, Marx and Engels were just about 29 and 27 years old when they asked workers in all countries to unite.
Rosefeldt says in an interview that he picked 60 sections from the book 100 Artists' Manifestos (Alex Dachev, 2011), especially from the European avant-garde of the 20 and the neo-avant-garde of the 60. Let me take five videos from me Manifest:
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