EuphoriaNovember 30, 2022 - January 1, 2023


“A confirmation…of Rosefeldt’s shrewdness and intellect as an artist. [It] is worth every minute.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Breathtakingly perfect…carefully wrought, thought-provoking, elucidating…You will have fun and learn something, too.”
The New York Times

Known by Armory audiences for his 2016 presentation of the “utterly absorbing” (ARTNews) film installation Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett, artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt creates elaborately staged films that investigate the power of language and the conventions of cinema as an allegory for societal and individual behaviors. He continues this examination with the multi-channel film installation Euphoria, which explores capitalism, colonialism, and the influential effects of unlimited economic growth in society.

This immersive new work, commissioned by the Armory, is presented in an arena-like setting, fully surrounding the viewer with life-size projections of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and acclaimed jazz drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Gadd, Yissy García, Eric Harland, and Antonio Sanchez, whose rhythmic and narrative nature mirrors the machinery of economy. Quotations from a variety of sources from economists, business magnates, and celebrities from the likes of Warren Buffet and Milton Friedman to John Steinbeck, Ayn Rand, and Snoop Dogg take on new meaning as they are reinterpreted as poetic monologues in real and imagined scenes of euphoric production and consumption, including a bank lobby that fills with surreal dance choreographies and acrobatics, an absurdist assembly line, and an empty supermarket with a prowling singing tiger. The result is a searing monument to the history of greed that raises seminal questions around the success and enduring legacy of entrepreneurship.

Artist Talk: Euphoria with Julian Rosefeldt
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Tickets: $15 (plus fees)

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Commissioned and Produced by Park Avenue Armory
Co-Commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts, RISING Melbourne, in Association with Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Concept and Direction, Julian Rosefeldt
Composer, Samy Moussa
Additional Music by Cassie Kinoshi
Dramaturge, Tobias Staab
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Director, Dianne Berkun Menaker
Executive Producer, Wassili Zygouris
Director of Photography, Christoph Krauss
Set Design, Nadja Gütze
Costume Design, Bina Daigeler


Image: © Julian Rosefeldt

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November 30, 2022–
January, 1, 2023

Installation Hours:
Mondays–Thursdays: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Fridays: 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturdays: 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sundays: 12:00pm–6:00pm
Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve:
Christmas Day: Closed
Tickets: $18 (plus fees); free for Armory members

Tickets for this production will go on sale at a later date.

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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