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Films & Schedules - GERHARD RICHTER


Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 3 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 26, 2012
at 12 PM (Cinema 21)
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“Corinna Belz’s documentary is an unprecedented and oddly dangerous journey into the studios of Gerhard Richter, widely considered to be among the world’s most important living painters. Famously cranky and iconoclastic, Richter is an ideal subject to illuminate the deep fissures in the contemporary art world. His career has been a high-wire balancing act between eye-popping, colorful abstractions—seen in construction throughout much of the film—and enormously famous photorealist portraiture. He has also been an influential essayist on art-making and its place in the world. Though we see the 79-year-old artist talking with his legendary gallerist Marian Goodman, being feted at London’s National Portrait Gallery, and speaking with critics and collaborators, the film lives in his places of work: giant studios with taciturn assistants preparing toxic brews and giant canvasses for Richter to attack.”—Toronto International Film Festival (97 mins.)

Filmography: Live by Microsoft (01), Three Wishes, Three Women, One Year (05), Porifera—The Wonderful World of Sponges (09).

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Interests: Art, Documentary.

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