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Tate Modern Presents Gerhard Richter Painting Film

Gerhard Richter Painting, Corinna Belz, Germany 2011, 97 min

In conjunction with Gerhard Richter: Panorama, Tate Modern presents this acclaimed new documentary by filmmaker Corinna Belz, to whom Richter granted access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 while he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. Gerhard Richter Painting offers rare insights into the artist’s work. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the film offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective as Richter exposes his studio and working process for the first time in decades. Belz captures the 79-year-old artist in all of his intensity, providing a striking and intimate exposé into the artist’s working environment and his celebrated approach to painting.

In addition, Hannes Reinhardt’s short documentary In the Studio – Gerhard Richter (In der Werkstatt – Gerhard Richter, Germany 1969, 14 min) will be screened.

The screening on 6 October will be followed by a conversation between Corinna Belz and Tate Modern curator Mark Godfrey.

Thursday 6 October 2011, 18.30
Sunday 9 October 2011, 15.00
Sunday 16 October 2011, 15.00
Sunday 23 October 2011, 15.00

For tickets book online: or call 020 7887 8888

Image: Corinna Belz Gerhard Richter painting 2011 © The artist

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