From realist paintings based on photographs to colourful gestural abstractions, and from grey monochromes to subtle landscapes, Richter’s wide range of artistic approaches and styles are reflected on the app.
This multimedia app was produced to accompany the 2011 Tate Modern exhibition Gerhard Richter: Panorama, a major retrospective spanning nearly five decades and coinciding with the artist’s 80th birthday. Although designed as a guide to the exhibition, it is also an excellent reference of Richter’s work you can explore again and again. It covers Richter’s career from his emigration to West Germany in 1961 through to the present day.
App users will hear from exhibition curator, Mark Godfrey, who worked closely with Gerhard Richter to choose which works to include in the show and how they should be arranged in the galleries. Alongside Godfrey’s insights into this important artist’s body of work, there’s also a chance to listen to commentary from co-curator Amy Dickson and Tate director, Sir Nicholas Serota.
The app was produced by Antenna International and Tate.