A retrospective of the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the most important and versatile living artists, is currently on show as part of the 2017 Czech-German Cultural Spring. The exhibition features over seventy works from his sixty-year long artistic career, including his iconic photorealistic paintings. In Richter’s work we can observe a wide spectrum of historical influences – from realism and impressionism, to pop art, conceptualism and abstract expressionism.
The time-line of Richter’s life guides us through the Kinský Palace courtyard, ending on the ground floor, where there is a screening of the artist’s only film. The main body of key artworks is displayed on the second floor. From there we can continue to the second part of the exhibition in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, consisting of his series of paintings focused on the suffering in Auschwitz, as well as his monumental glass sculpture that plays with the incidence and reflection of light.
Gerhard Richter’s exhibition will run in the Kinský Palace on the Prague’s Old Town Square and in the nearby Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia from 26 April to 3 September 2017. The exhibition was created with the support of The Pudil Family Foundation.
The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects.
For more information regarding the Foundation and our projects, visit www.pudilfamilyfoundation.org.