Gallery Talk on Gerhard Richter
Join Christine Mehring, Mary L. Block Professor of Art History and the College, and Adjunct Curator at the Smart Museum of Art, for an in-gallery conversation about artist Gerhard Richter’s work, 7. Dez. 2014.
The “medium” of an image is defined by the materials and tools with which it is made and the context in which it appears. We often ignore a medium, focusing instead on what an image represents. But the medium itself always conveys meaning. Gerhard Richter has overpainted photographs since the 1980s, drawing attention to idiosyncrasies in painting and photography respectively, and considering the problems and possibilities arising from the interactions of these two media. Professor Mehring will conduct a close-looking exercise of Richter’s displayed artwork and discuss the artist’s work in the context of the exhibition followed by a Q&A session.
FREE, but space is limited for this in-person event.
This convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.