Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see the first major exhibition in Australia of work by the influential artist, with Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images, at GOMA, from Oct 14 – Feb 4.
The show will be an exclusive for our illustrious Gallery of Modern Art, with works sourced from leading museums and private collections from around the world, including Richter’s own collection.
From the 90+ works, some capture the artist’s responses to the world’s major events such as WWII, the horror of the holocaust and a divided post-war Germany. There will also be intimate family portraits, landscapes, large-scale abstracts and tapestries, a new overview of his life-long archival project Atlas, and the four-part abstract series, Birkenau 2014.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines feels that the exhibition is a rare opportunity for Australians to experience the scope of the German artist’s extraordinary practice across decades. He describes Richter as operating “between the twin poles of realism and abstraction”, with “endless variation of technique and inventiveness as a painter”.
Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk is thrilled that the prestigious exhibition is coming to Brisbane, saying, “It further reinforces GOMA’s place as a leading contemporary art museum showcasing the best of global contemporary art on our doorstep.”
On Saturday, October 14, there will be a program of talks, tours and discussions on the exhibition with Dr Rosemary Hawker, Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow and international guests.
On Sunday, 15 October, in partnership with Griffith University, QAGOMA will host a one-day academic symposium on Richter’s expansive practice.
by Vicki Englund
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