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Gerhard Richter Textes
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Postface by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Translated from the German by Catherine Métais Bürhendt.
published in June 2012
French edition
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304 pages
€6.99
ISBN: 978-2-84066-664-6
EAN: 9782840666646
 
Richter's texts, essays, letters, manifestos, and interviews.
Although Richter has expressed himself both orally and on paper on numerous accounts, until now he has always remained reserved about the publication of texts. Aside from myriad interviews, only a few fragments of isolated texts have been published here and there.
In Textes, there are not only notes and extracts from his journal, but also essays, letters, declarations, manifestos, stands taken, interviews, conversations and dialogues to discover.
Richter's written notes accompany the act of painting; they raise questions and are occasionally subjected to self correction. Instead of expected, explicit text, what springs forth is synchronous thought and deep reflexion of self as the prolongation of doubt.
Richter, like no other contemporary artist, questions the possible and the impossible as well as the function and the autonomy of art today.
See also Alexander Kluge & Gerhard Richter; Jürgen Schreiber: Richter, peintre d'Allemagne – Le drame d'une famille.