The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction examines for the first time the abstract strategies and processes found in the artist’s complete works. The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together around 80 pieces from international museums and private collections.
Gerhard Richter began to challenge the idea of painting in the 1960s. Beginning with these early images, the exhibition follows the path of abstraction in Richter’s work to the present day. This includes his series of gray, monochromatic works from the 1970s, the black-and-white images in which he explored contemporary documents, and his group of abstract paintings that retain the marks of brushes, squeegees, and palette knives.
This exhibition is held in cooperation with the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Dresden State Art Collections.