Gerhard Richter Archive

© SKD, Foto: David Pinzer

The Gerhard Richter Archive

The Gerhard Richter Archive is intended as a centre for research and communication concerning the works of Gerhard Richter and as such it collects and documents all books, catalogues, journals and articles, photographs, videos and CDs that are published about the artist or contain relevant information and contributions about him and his artistic context. An important section of the Archive’s holdings contains unpublished writings and documents, correspondence and photographs.

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SYMPOSIUM 17.7.2023

Gerhard Richter: Painting by Other Means

Gerhard Richter’s work has often been acknowledged for its use of multiple media. Though his renown is based on his painting, he is known to have engaged with photography, architecture, performance, sculpture, tapestry, and digital art. In this one-day symposium, Dr. Frances Guerin, University of Kent, Prof. Ir.-Arch. Guy Châtel, Ghent University and Dr. Aline Guillermet, University of Cambridge will present and discuss Richter’s work for its use of the languages and forms of other media to challenge the limits of painting.

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© Gerhard Richter 2023 (17072023)
Gerhard Richter, Volker Bradke, 1966 16 mm, s/w, 14:32 min.


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Gerhard Richter steht neben einem Handwerker, der an einer noch nicht fertig aufgebauten Installation hochschaut
© Gerhard Richter 2018 (08022018), Foto: David Brandt, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter (*1932 in Dresden) is one of the most significant contemporary artists. His work covers a period of more than five decades.

Richter's biography

Gerhard Richter steht vor einem seiner Gemälde
© Gerhard Richter 2018 (08022018), Foto: David Pinzer, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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