"Manifesto" by Julian Rosefeldt / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

"Manifesto" by Julian Rosefeldt

With Cate Blanchett

2 DEC 2017
19:00 & 21:30

With Greek subtitles
Upper Stage
Cate Blanchett performs important art manifestos not just in one but thirteen roles, in an incredible one-woman show.
Full price: 8 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 6 €
People with disabilities, Companions, Unemployed, Large groups (10+ people): 5 €
Νeighbourhood residents: 7 €
The Onassis Cultural Centre in collaboration with Danaos Films presents a cinematic homage to the most inspiring art statements of the twentieth century. 

One of the best actresses of cinema and theatre internationally, Cate Blanchett comes together with Julian Rosefeldt, an important contemporary artist whose work is presented at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and Saatchi Gallery, London, in a cinematic dialogue that draws its inspiration from the great art manifestos. From the futurists and the dadaists to pop art, Lars von Trier, and Jim Jarmusch, Manifesto explores the results and political consequences of such statements.

Cate Blanchett interprets the great art manifestos not just in one but in thirteen roles: futurism, dada, fluxus, situationists, Dogma 95, and other architectural and artistic proclamations make together a manifesto of manifestos. In search of the artist’s role in contemporary society, the Australian actress performs in a unique manner 13 different characters, including a teacher, a presenter, a worker, a homeless person, and a drug addict.

Screenings will be introduced by film critic Christos Mitsis (Athinorama Magazine).


Director, Script: Julian Rosefeldt
With: Cate Blanchett, Ruby Bustamante, Erika Bauer
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 minutes
©2016 | Colour
Language: English

Part of the Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival
Part of the Official Selection of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam
Main Award and Audience Award at the Kino der Kunst Festival, Munich

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The video-installation Manifesto consists of 13 videos. From 1 June to 19 July, it was screened at ‘Peiraios 260’ in the context of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

One of the most important contemporary artists, Julian Rosefeldt studied architecture. His works are found in the most important museums internationally, including: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York), Saatchi Gallery (London), Goetz Collection (Munich), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna), and Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris). In 2010 he became a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, at the Department of Film and Media Art. Since 2011, he has been a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He works closely with the Schaubühne, Berlin, and director Thomas Ostermeier.
‘The sweeping one-woman show of Cate Blanchett in thirteen radically different roles becomes the ideal canvas on which German visual artist Julian Rosefeldt depicts his subversive filmic treatise. The limits and the essence of art, the artist’s responsibility to society as well as the perceptions that shape contemporary culture are central in a wild ideological collage.’
23rd Athens International Film Festival ‘Opening Nights’, 2017 – part of the official selection of the section ‘Festival Darlings’.

"If the art world gave out Oscars, Cate Blanchett should win for her tour de force of starring roles in Manifesto." – The New York Times

"It is both a confirmation of Blanchett’s sheer presence and acumen as an actor and Rosefeldt’s shrewdness and intellect as an artist. Manifesto is worth every minute.
It is a unique exploration of cultural and cinematic allegories and expectations." – The Sydney Morning Herald

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