Settembre / Septiembre – Gerhard Richter

Settembre / Septiembre – Gerhard Richter

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September 2011
IT ISBN 9780956404138
ES ISBN 9780956404145
220 x 180 mm
Paperback
96 pages
81 illustrations

A vivid consideration of Gerhard Richter’s September paintings by American scholar and curator Robert Storr.

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Accompanying the bestselling English and German language editions of September –  developed by HENI Publishing and published by Tate Publishing and Buchhandlung Walther König respectively – HENI Publishing present Italian and Spanish language editions.

In these publications, eminent American scholar and curator Robert Storr offers an authoritative consideration of September, Richter’s 2005 painting made in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center of 11 September 2001, asking “what is the meaning of a single, small, almost abstract depiction of one of the most consequential occurrences in recent world history?”

Opening with a vivid personal account of being in New York that day and paying particular attention to the role of the media, Storr deftly explores the geo-political context of the attacks, capturing the effects of the atrocity on a deeply human level while navigating the complex web of political, social, religious and cultural factors that it embodied and the discourse it has provoked.

About the artist

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Germany. He studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and then the Düsseldorf Art Academy. His work has been the subject of exhibitions internationally, including touring retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Tate, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. Richter has experimented with sculpture, photography, drawing and, notably, painting. Aided by the diversity of his media, the artist has continuously examined the nature of imagery, highlighting in particular the contingency of representation.

About the author

Robert Storr is a renowned art critic, curator and artist. He has written widely on art and has interviewed some of the world’s leading artists. Storr’s writing has appeared in countless books and exhibition catalogues as well as in Art in America, Artforum, Parkett and ARTnews. He has curated exhibitions internationally and was the first North American curator of the 52nd Venice Biennale.