Gerhard Richter and the fading of the image in contemporary art

Until 24 April 2010 CCCS (Center of Contemporary Culture Strozzina), offers the public an art lover, a major exhibition of German artist Gerhard Richter. The Exposure: Gerhard Richter and the fading of the image in contemporary art, compares the works of the author, one of the most famous and important exponents of the second half of the twentieth century with the works of seven contemporary artists, united by a intense skepticism about the image as a medium of truth. The exhibition deals with the dissolution of reality, and discusses the link between the real world and its representation through video and photography.
Gerarhard Richter acknowledges the efficient expression of the image and its strength, but to question their sharpness, and so creates blurry images in his works, which almost seem to dissolve and eventually disappear. In this game between real and apparent, the images become abstract to figurative, as if it were to lose consistency and move away from reality. In line with the artistic thinking of Richter 7 exhibit their works by contemporary artists which individually address the issue of dissolution of the image: Xie Nanxing (China, 1970), Lorenzo Banci (U.S., 1974), Scott Short (USA, 1964 ), Roger Hiorns (UK, 1975), Marc Breslin (USA, 1983), Antony Gormley (UK, 1950), Wolfgang Tillmans (DE 1968). The event offers a fascinating journey into the world of images and trying to analyze and find out how clear the relationship between the image and the real world.

CCCS, Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina
From February 20 to April 24, 2010
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi, 50123 Florence
Tel 055.2776461
Exhibition hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 to 20:00
Special free admission: Thursday 18:00 to 23:00
Closed Monday