Exhibition Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

Seascape (377) / Germany b.1932 / Froehlich Collection, Stuttgart / © Gerhard Richter 2016 Seascape (377) / Germany b.1932 / Froehlich Collection, Stuttgart / © Gerhard Richter 2016

Sat, 14.10.2017 -
Sun, 04.02.2018


Exhibition, Symposium, Public Program

Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images is the German artist’s first major Australian exhibition, with loans from public and private collections in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the artist’s own collection.

Exploring Richter’s endless capacity to shift form, this unprecedented exhibition is a testament to his technical virtuosity, rigorous work practices and unparalleled influence on contemporary art. It includes more than 90 artworks and is exclusive to Brisbane’s QAGOMA. It is accompanied by a diverse public program including a symposium, talks, lectures and performances.

Some interesting dates include:

14-15 Oct 2017 in Brisbane:
Exhibition opening weekend at QAGOMA with a full symposium featuring:

Dietmar Elger, art historian, curator, and Director of the Gerhard Richter Archive, Dresden, Germany
Stefan Gronert, Curator of Photography and Media, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Rosemary Hawker, exhibition curator and Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Andrew McNamara, art historian and Professor, Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Luke Smythe, Auckland-based art historian and teaching fellow at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

17 Oct 2017 in Melbourne:
6pm public lecture "The European Eye: the Düsseldorf School of Photography and Beyond" by Stefan Gronert 
at Heide MOMA, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

19 Oct 2017 in Sydney:
6pm public lecture on Gerhard Richter by Stefan Gronert 
at Dominik Mersch Gallery, 1/75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011

The exhibition will also be accompanied by a regular documentary film program.