Photography and Painting in the Work of Gerhard Richter “Four Essays on Atlas”
Gerard Richter is one of the most representative contemporary artists of the twentieth century. His work resists classification, although he moves between Informalism, Realism and Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition Gerhard Richter. Atlas focused on an unsettling personal archive of more than 5,000 images that Richter began collecting in 1962 and that continues to grow as he gradually adds to it: Atlas, a compilation of images that question the crisis of cultural memory in post-war Germany. Volume six of the Llibres de recerca collection, Photography and Painting in the Work of Gerhard Richter, was published to coincide with this exhibition. It takes up the debate on photography, history and memory stemming from the accumulation and recovery of images that acquire new value in the context of contemporary art. The publication includes essays by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Jean-François Chevrier, Armin Zweite and Rainer Rochlitz.
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