An accompanying porgramme of 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival
In conjunction with Richter Meets Pärt Vox Clamantis – Concert at an Exhibition presented by Hong Kong Arts Festival, which brings together the works of German Artist Gerhard Richter and Estonian Composer Arvo Pärt in the space at the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong will show a documentary: Gerhard Richter – Painting, to provide greater insight into the artist’s creative process. The screening will be accompanied by an introduction and a post-screening sharing session, led by art scholar Prof. Harald Kraemer from City University's School of Creative Media.
Gerhard Richter - Painting
2001, Germany, Director: Corinna Belz, 97 mins
German and English with English subtitles
He is considered one of the most important contemporary visual artists and “saved painting in the 21st century” (Süddeutsche Zeitung): Gerhard Richter, born in 1932 in Dresden, was trained at the Academy of Fine Arts there, and, after escaping to West Germany, at the National Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf. Since then, Richter has received numerous international awards, and his exhibitions have been celebrated around the world. The filmmaker Corinna Belz was able to observe the artist during his daily work in the studio; she documents the creative process of several paintings – up to the gallery opening in New York. With her sensitive curiosity she has created a unique documentary, far removed from all traditional portraits of artists, some of which are more academic than others.