Gerhard Richter: Landscape

The exhibition can be viewed in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien from 1 October 2020 to 14 February 2021 and is produced in cooperation with the Kunsthaus Zurich.

Venedig (Treppe), 1985 Öl auf Leinwand, 50 x 70 cm, GR 586-3 Gift of Edlis Neeson Collection © Gerhard Richter 2020, Bildrecht Wien

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Vienna – Despite all adverse circumstances the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien resolved to keep to its exhibition programme. Not least, because the autumn exhibition planned for many years is bringing a very special and rare guest into the exhibition house on Freyung: Gerhard Richter (born in 1932 in Dresden, lives and works in Cologne), renowned as the world’s most important living painter, is showing a retrospective of his landscapes in the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien. Hardly any other subject has engaged Richter’s artistic interest as much as the landscape, continually spurring him on to new pictorial inventions: the exhibition ‘Gerhard Richter: Landscape’ is a compilation of more than 130 paintings, drawings, printed graphics, photography, artist’s books and objects loaned from fifty international sources. The project spotlights the importance of this genre for the German artist, who celebrated his 88th birthday this year. It is the most extensive exhibition worldwide that is exclusively devoted to Richter’s landscapes – a genre that has preoccupied him continually since 1963. Several of the exhibits in the Bank Austria Kunstorum Wien have never been on show to the public before.

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