GERHARD RICHTER: LECTURE SERIES – RICHTER THE HISTORIAN
6.00PM Wed 29 Nov 2017
GOMA | Cinema B | Book Now
In this three-part after hours lecture series, hear from experts and curators as they highlight one aspect of Richter's complex practice.
In the final instalment in the series, Charles Green, Professor of Contemporary Art, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, focuses on memorization and the information retrieval embodied in the concept of an artistic atlas, drawing upon ATLAS: Overview in 'Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images'. The anachronistic, pseudo-cinematic methodology of the Atlas fascinates many contemporary artists. In the contemporary period, the navigation of images through the creation of an atlas has become a major structuring principle of key contemporary art works; artists have taken to the production of atlases (organized compendia of data and images, often pre-published or copyrighted) within the wider field of art practice that is now crucially informed by digital technology and shaped by the so-called database aesthetic.
Charles Green is Professor of Contemporary Art in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Author of Peripheral Vision (Craftsman House, 1996) and The Third Hand (U Minnesota Press, 2001), he recently completed a history of biennials in contemporary art, Biennials, Triennials and Documenta (Blackwell Wiley, 2016), with Associate Professor Anthony Gardner (Oxford University), assisted by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Lyndell Brown and Charles Green have worked in collaboration as one artist since 1989. They are based in regional Victoria. Their works are included in most of Australia's public art collections and many private and corporate collections.