Webster University Film Series Presents Gerhard Richter Painting
June 14, 2012
What: One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas. Belz’ film is a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself. In German & English with English subtitles. (Corinna Belz, 2012, Germany, 97 min.)
When: Weekend Weekend, June 15, 16, 17 & Monday, June 18 at 7:30 pm
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: $6 general admission, $5 seniors (60+), students from other schools, and Webster University Alumni. Cash or check only.
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.