Encounter the extraordinary work of one of the greatest artists of our time. Take a tour through the exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All at The Met Breuer.
Gerhard Richter’s oil painting titled Ice, depicting pale blue icebergs floating against grey water and grey sky, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All.
We invite you to Virtually Experience the Exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All. See the galleries in a new exhibition tour video, get an in-depth look at the master painter in the feature-length documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, and dive deeper into the exhibition with the digital Primer and other online resources.
Devoted to one of the greatest artists of our time, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All considers Richter’s six-decade-long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the material, conceptual and historical implications of painting. Spanning the entirety of Richter’s prolific and innovative career, the exhibition presents over one hundred works that focus on his specific commitment to the medium, as well as his related interests in photography, digital reproduction, and sculpture.
Major loans include the series Cage (2006) and Birkenau (2014), twin cores of the exhibition, as well as the recent work House of Cards (5 Panes) (2020), all of which are exhibited in the United States for the first time.
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All is co-curated by Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met.
Exhibition Design: Patrick Herron
Graphic Design: Anna Rieger
Project Manager: Katy Uravitch
Registrar: Allison Barone
Installation Coordinator: Patrick Paine
Departmental Technician: Jeff Elliott
Buildings: Robin Madray and Seth Goodwin
Security: William Necker
Managing Producer: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Stephanie Wuertz
Installation photography: Chris Heins
Footage from Gerhard Richter Painting (2011) Directed by Corinna Belz, courtesy of Südwestrundfunk (SWR) Kino Lorber
Music: Arvo Pärt, Frateres, performed in The Met’s Temple of Dendur for the program Arvo Pärt at Eighty, September 11, 2015. Alex Shiozaki, violin, Mika Sasaki, piano
Credits © Courtesy 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art