Gerhard Richter: Painting (2011)
Director: Corinna Belz
PG | Documentary | German (with English subtitles) | 97 mins
Opening directly in the artist's studio, a bustling production hall of work by Germany's preeminent post-war painter, Gerhard Richter, Corinna Belz uses the extraordinary access granted to her to provide us with a glimpse into a series of abstract paintings; from the first stroke of paint to the opening of the exhibition.
At the cutting edge of his field for five decades, Richter works beyond the boundaries of trends and cynicism. Born in 1932, he spent the first thirteen years of his life under the Nazi regime, followed by sixteen years of Communism, before half a century of what Richter refers to as “Capitalist Realism”.
About the “Art & Cinema” series:
Filmmakers have always been interested in artists, not only their works but also their stories. Throughout this season, Warehouse421 will showcase a series of films about the lives of artists, presented in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, the globally based German cultural association.
Parental guidance is necessary for those below 15 years of age. Children below 10 are not allowed.