Judith Rodenbeck on Gerhard Richter

Gallery Talks

August 25, 2007    add to my calendar

Judith Rodenbeck teaches modern and contemporary art at Sarah Lawrence College. Recently named Editor-in-Chief of the Art Journal, she is co-author (with Benjamin Buchloh) of Experiments in the Everyday: Allan Kaprow and Robert Watts-events, objects, documents (2000), and a contributor to catalogues for the acclaimed exhibitions Work Ethic (2003) and Inside the Visible (1996). An art historian whose research concentrates on advanced art practices since 1945, her writing on art and criticism of the 20th century has appeared in both scholarly and popular publications. She is currently completing a book on happenings and Fluxus in the late 1950s and early 1960s and their relations to avant-garde theater, photography, and musical composition.

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932. He studied at the art academy in Dresden between 1951 and 1956 and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1961 to 1963, becoming a professor there in 1971. Since his first solo show at Galerie René Block in Berlin in 1964, Richter has exhibited in many international venues, including Documentas 5 (1972), 7 (1982), 8 (1987), 9 (1992), and 10 (1997). In 1998, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, co-organized Richter's first North American retrospective. During its 1995-96 season, Dia exhibited Atlas, Richter's ongoing encyclopedic work composed of photographs, reproductions, and illustrations; during Dia's 2002-03 season, Richter presented, with Jorge Pardo, "Refraction," an exhibition in Project, Pardo's redesign of Dia's bookshop, lobby, and first-floor exhibition gallery in Chelsea. In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented a major retrospective of Richter's paintings, which traveled throughout the United States.

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon is a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts. 
 

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Judith Rodenbeck teaches modern and contemporary art at Sarah Lawrence College. Recently named Editor-in-Chief of the Art Journal, she is co-author (with Benjamin Buchloh) of Experiments in the Everyday: Allan Kaprow and Robert Watts-events, objects, documents (2000), and a contributor to catalogues for the acclaimed exhibitions Work Ethic (2003) and Inside the Visible (1996). An art historian whose research concentrates on advanced art practices since 1945, her writing on art and criticism of t

 
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