Gerhard Richter. Overview
[lecture online in English]

21.11, at 16:00 ➸ event on the Zoom platform

Lecture in English – lecturer: dr Dietmar Elger
The event accompanying the exhibition „CZAS NASZ | UNSERE ZEIT | OUR TIME”

Gerhard Richter, born in Dresden in 1932, is one of the most important living artists. The lecture offers a concise overview about his work and career from the early photo-based paintings in the 1960s until his most recent, digitally created STRIPS from the 2010s. Gerhard Richter is especially known as an artist, who is critically researching the different ways between figuration and abstraction. Although his images, styles and modes are as diverse as possible, all his artworks are questioning identical painterly problems.

Especially during the 1960s Richter and Günther Uecker had close relationships in their professional lives.

Dietmar Elger
Dietmar Elger

Dietmar Elger, born in 1958, studied art history, history, and literature at the University of Hamburg. After his Ph.D. with a dissertation on Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbau he worked as secretary in the studio of Gerhard Richter (1984/85). From 1985 to 1988 he was associate scholar at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund. Afterwards he was curator of painting and sculpture at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover. During this time he curated numerous exhibitions there on Richard Tuttle, Louise Lawler, Raimund Girke, Stephan Balkenhol, Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol. He prepared the catalogue raisonné ot the paintings and sculptures of Gerhard Richter (1986) and Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1997) and write of modern and contemporary art.

Since 2006 he is head of the Gerhard Richter Archive, established as an institute of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and prepared the new catalogue raisonné of the paintings and sculptures of Gerhard Richter.

The event is free on the Zoom platform, the registration is required:

Have a look at the photo report from the museum’s educational activities ➸