Gerhard Richter’s work has often been acknowledged for its use of multiple media. Though his renown is based on his painting, he is known to have engaged with photography, architecture, performance, sculpture, tapestry, and digital art.

In this one-day symposium, three international guests will present and discuss Richter’s work for its use of the languages and forms of other media to challenge the limits of painting. Seen through the lenses of cinema and other media, speakers will offer new insights not only to Richter’s paintings, and also, to our understanding of what it means to paint, what painting is, and what are its limits in an era when the demands made of
painting are under constant reconsideration.

Cinematic Portrait Painting of Death
Dr. Frances Guerin, University of Kent
Abstract Frances Guerin

Rooms and Clouds: Gerhard Richter and Architecture
Prof. Ir.-Arch. Guy Châtel,  Ghent University
Abstract Guy Châtel

Gerhard Richter and digital painting
Dr. Aline Guillermet, University of Cambridge
Abstract Aline Guillermet

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schankweiler, Technische Universität Dresden

The symposium with screening of the artist’s film “Volker Bradke” by Gerhard Richter was initiated by Dr. Frances Guerin (University of Kent),
currently Senior Fellow at Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft an der Technische Universität Dresden. The event is a cooperation of the TU Dresden, Dresdenconcept and the Gerhard Richter Archive, Staatliche
Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

The conference language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Gerhard Richter: Painting by other means
Monday 17. July 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Admission from 9:45 a.m.)
Albertinum, Hermann Glöckner Raum
Tzschirnerplatz 2, 01067 Dresden

Due to limited space, please register via:
+49 (0)351 49142000

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