© Julian Rosefeldt/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Manifesto. Julian Rosefeldt

With his new film installation Manifesto, Julian Rosefeldt has achieved something that overshadows his earlier work. For the leading role he was able to gain the Australian actress Cate Blanchett, who embodies different characters – from a primary school teacher to a stock broker to a homeless woman - in twelve episodes. In cooperation with the Sammlung Goetz, the Museum Villa Stuck presents the monumental 13-channel film installation in an exhibition.


"Manifesto is a tribute to the beauty of artistic manifests," says Rosenfeldt, "a manifesto of the manifestos." Rosenfelt came across the subject while working on his film Deep Gold, which he presented as part of the exhibition "The Sting of the Scorpion" in Museum Villa Stuck in 2014. The work was an examination of L'Âge d'Or - The Golden Age (1929/30), the scandalous Surrealistic film by Luis Buñuel. The Museum Villa Stuck now presents the monumental film installation Manifesto in the same rooms. The 13 large-format projections spread over the two floors and the gallery are optically and acoustically connected to one another via the glass spiral staircase.
The leading actress in all twelve chapters is the Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who once again proves her extraordinary versatility. The texts she speaks are quotes from art manifestos from the entire 20th century, including ones by Kazimir Malevich, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Sol LeWitt and Jim Jarmusch. Rosenfeldt has arranged the quotations into a text collage and anchored them in the present to show that their passionate protests are still relevant today.
The Sammlung Goetz has supported Julian Rosefeldt's ambitious project since its early stages and therefore has the first edition of six identical copies. In addition to the 13-channel film installation, which has a running time of 130 minutes, the acquisition also includes a single-channel version of the work. With Manifesto (2014/15), the Sammlung Goetz has been able to add another key work to its portfolio of films and installations by Julian Rosefeldt.

Curated by Cornelia Gockel and Verena Hein


© Imi Knoebel/VG BILD Kunst, Bonn, photo: Thomas Dashuber

Imi Knoebel

Sammlung Goetz

Autumn/Winter 2021

The Sammlung Goetz honors the artist Imi Knoebel on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibition. The entire spectrum of Knoebel’s artistic oeuvre will be presented, starting with his black and white photographs from the 1960s to his collages made of multicolored paper and his objects cast in concrete and ending with his most recent paintings in acrylic on aluminum. The presentation also includes Knoebel’s geometrical, minimalist works as well as his expressive paintings from the 1980s, which have rarely been shown until now.

© Barbara Kasten

Barbara Kasten. Works

Sammlung Goetz BASE 103

Autumn/Winter 2021

The American artist Barbara Kasten has created an impressive artistic oeuvre over her career spanning from the 1970s to the present. At the center of Kasten’s work are her abstract, geometric color photographs from the 1980s, which explore the interplay of light and dark and afford new spatial experiences. The Sammlung Goetz, which has extensive holdings of works by Kasten, is mounting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. A selection of the extensive retrospective will be on view in the Sammlung Goetz in Munich.

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