Cate Blanchett rewrites art history in 13 short films | Dazed


Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Artist Julian Rosefeldt enlists the actress to reinterpret the most famous art manifestos of the 20th century – from Lars Von Trier to constructivism

Source: Cate Blanchett rewrites art history in 13 short films | Dazed

Cate Blanchett rewrites art history in 13 short films

Artist Julian Rosefeldt enlists the actress to reinterpret the most famous art manifestos of the 20th century – from Lars Von Trier to constructivism

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Whether it’s Karl Marx’s prescient writings on communism or Guy Debord’s poetic take on the Situationists, manifestos tend to contain explosive calls to action that jump off the page – they practically demand that you lead the Next Great Revolution. But in Berlin, artist Julian Rosefeldt’s meticulously choreographed film installation Manifesto, the bombardment of rebellious remarks thrown at gallerygoers doesn’t inspire radical upheaval so much as it leaves us unsettled, pensive and amused.

With Cate Blanchett as his wildly chameleonic partner-in-crime, Rosefeldt’s…

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