With "Eight Grey", the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin is showing Gerhard Richter’s commissioned piece designed especially for the exhibition space at Unter den Linden. In this work, Richter is continuing a theme he’s been involved with ever since the sixties. Read an introduction on this subject.
Over the past two decades, Gerhard Richter’s work has assumed a prominent position in the collection of the Deutsche Bank. On the occasion of the exhibition “Acht Grau” (Eight Grey), we’re taking the opportunity to introduce a few of Richter’s works from the collection.
It almost seems as though the large enameled mirrors of Gerhard Richter’s "Eight Grey" were floating in front of the walls. The degree of technical and logistical investment required to achieve this effect can be read about in our short report on the exhibition’s installation.
The phenomenon of reflection recurs as a leitmotif throughout the body of Gerhard Richter’s work; Melanie Franke’s elucidations of “Acht Grau” (“Eight Grey”) clarify the tradition Richter’s mirror metaphors exist within. Read excerpts from her lecture here.