Art That Won’t Stop Talking

Liza Batkin looks at Julian Rosefeldt’s spectacular installation “Manifesto,” at New York’s Park Avenue Armory through January 8, in which thirteen videos starring Cate Blanchett unspool on loop. ‘Each one is played by the virtuosic, versatile Blanchett, reciting what Rosefeldt calls “text collages,” which are woven together from different artists’ manifestos under the heading of an artistic movement—Conceptual Art/Minimalism, for instance, is presented through texts by Sol LeWitt, Elaine Sturtevant, and Adrian Piper, which are read by a newsreader and reporter.’

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