The inaugural exhibition of HOW Art Museum will feature one of Julian Rosefeldt’s most representative movie installations Manifesto, alongside other recent works. The film, starring Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett, takes the form of a 13-channel film installation focusing on the tradition and beauty of artists' manifestos.
Throughout art history, artists have documented the ideologies of their artistic movement with a manifesto, which was often the result of collaboration between the leading figures of that art movement. These manifestos serve as ways to document, preserve, and pass on the ideological cores of these movements- Rosefeldt's film brings a collage of these manifestos to life.
The film sees actress Cate Blanchett articulate different manifestos by taking on 13 different personas, and through doing so gives historical manifestos an unexpected contemporary context. Many of these manifestos were written by youthful artistic pioneers, hoping to change the course of art history as a product of society at large, and hoping to alter their worlds and its politics through their art. Rosefeldt's cinematic take on these manifestos brings them into the present and prompts the audience to contemplate their relevance in the world today.