HOW Art Museum, Shanghai
The HOW Art Museum presents with its inaugural exhibition the first comprehensive and institutional
solo show of Julian Rosefeldt in China since 2012. Comprising five film installations and 21 photo works, it renders the most important aspects of his artistic production over the past 12 years visible.
The recent and widely known work Manifesto (2015) marks the heart of the exhibition.
Next to this central piece, Rosefeldt’s two most recent film works are presented: The Swap (2015) and
In the Land of Drought (2015/2017) comment upon recent discourses debating the future of our planet and society. Rosefeldt previously addressed modern man’s alienation from nature in works such as the 3-channel installation Clown (2005) or brought the relationship between man and nature to another level
when demonstrating the strong boundaries between the notions of nature, arts and politics as they once appeared during the period of German Romanticism with the work The Ship of Fools (2007).
Image: Julian Rosefeldt, The Swap, 2015 © Julian Rosefeldt and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017