Bucerius Kunst Forum Throws New Light onto the Works Gerhard Richter Created in the 60s


HAMBURG.- Gerhard Richter’s large-scale photograph paintings created in the 1960s have made art history. By categorically continuing to paint, Richter positioned himself against the “exit from the picture”. This exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum throws new light onto the works Richter created in the 1960s. Due to their relevance, they are considered images of an era. Many of these images have become inscribed onto the collective consciousness of modern German society. This applies in particular to the cycle October 18, 1977 (1988) which dealt with the death of RAF members at the Stammheim prison. It is one of Richter’s key works and represents a new type of historical painting. Curated by Uwe M. Schneede, former director of the Hamburg Kunsthalle, this exhibition brings together 50 paintings from German and international collections. By focusing for the first time on his photo paintings, and