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GERHARD RICHTER: LECTURE SERIES – RICHTER'S LANDSCAPES & THE ARCTIC SUBLIME

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‘GERHARD RICHTER: THE LIFE OF IMAGES’
LECTURE SERIES – RICHTER'S LANDSCAPES & THE ARCTIC SUBLIME

6.00pm, Wednesday 15 November | Cinema B, GOMA
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In this three-part after hours lecture series, hear from experts and curators as they highlight one aspect of Richter's complex practice.

Gerhard Richter's landscapes are often interpreted as evoking 18th and 19th century German Romanticism and the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). In this instalment, Dr Andrea Bubenik considers how the lens of Romanticism both enables and complicates our understanding of the landscapes included in 'Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images.' She explores how Richter's paintings of seascapes and icebergs fostered the so-called 'arctic sublime', and the need for a shift toward the pole of ecocriticism.

Andrea Bubenik is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia, who completed her PhD at Queen's University in Canada in 2007. Her monograph entitled Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700 was published with Ashgate (2013), and focuses on aspects of the reception of Albrecht Dürer. Most recently Andrea co-edited and contributed an essay on reproductive printmaking to Perspectives on the Art of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), forthcoming with Brepols (2017).



ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ will be the first substantial Australian exhibition of works by the German artist widely recognised as one of the world’s most influential living painters. With works from across six decades of Richter’s painting practice, it will include some of the most compelling and enigmatic pictures of the 20th and 21st centuries and show how the artist established an unparalleled influence on contemporary art. Read more.


Gerhard Richter, Germany b. 1932 / Seascape (377) 1975 / Oil on canvas / Froehlich Collection, Stuttgart, Germany / © Gerhard Richter 2017
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