Friday, October 28, 2011

Field Trip: Gerhard Richter

interviewed by Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate

On the eve of a major retrospective at Tate Modern, Gerhard Richter talks about his life and work with Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate.

Gerhard Richter: Panorama
Tate Modern 6 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

Spanning nearly five decades, and coinciding with the artist’s 80th birthday, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a major retrospective exhibition that groups together significant moments of his remarkable career. (more)

via Deutsche Welle (Euromaxx)

Gerhard Richter is among Germany's most celebrated contemporary artists. Richter usually shuns the media spotlight, but he granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio and allowed her to film him at work. The resulting documentary provides a unique insight into the painter's creative process.

October 18 1977 - Baader-Meinhof via Opheliia

About Richter's Baader Meinhof Cycle
Museum of Modern Art

All that is, seems, and is visible to us because we perceive it by the reflected light of semblance. Nothing else is visible. (Gerhard Richter)

Read at TATE ETC: Inescapable Truths John-Paul Stonard on Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter web site


  1. thanks for this. I really appreciate your work on these field trips.

  2. thank you Sowa Mai's dog! i enjoy them too.

  3. Yes, thank you Mab, I just watched these. Gerhard Richter is one of my favorite artists because he is not tied down to one way of representing his thoughts.