On March 24th, Dietmar Elger is coming to the AGO to speak about Gerhard Richter. As the AGO describes,
“Noted curator Dietmar Elger has written the first biography of Gerhard Richter – a foundational portrait of this artist and his profoundly influential oeuvre. With full access to Richter and his archives, Elger offers unprecedented insight into Richter’s life and work. Elger explores Richter’s childhood in Nazi Germany; his years as a student and mural painter in communist East Germany; his time in the West during the turbulent 1960s and ’70s, when student protests, political strife, and violence tore the Federal Republic of Germany apart; and, his rise to international acclaim during the 1980s and beyond. Richter has always been a difficult personality to parse, and the seemingly contradictory strands of his artistic practice have frustrated and sometimes confounded critics. In this talk Elger presents a Richter who is far more candid and vivid than ever before.”
If you go to the site, you can buy tickets now. Being a big Gerhard Richter fan, I plan to.