6.00PM Wed 1 Nov 2017
GOMA | Cinema B | Book Now

In this three-part after hours lecture series, hear from experts and curators as they highlight an aspect of Richter's complex practice.

'I'm not trying to imitate a photograph; I'm trying to make one. And if I disregard the assumption that a photograph is a piece of paper exposed to light, then I am practicing photography by other means.' Gerhard Richter, 1972

In this instalment, exhibition curator Dr Rosemary Hawker looks at both figurative and abstract aspects of 'Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images,' to examine how the artist makes a sustained and persuasive visual argument for a broader and more meaningful conception of the 'photographic' as functioning outside the medium of photography. 

Dr Rosemary Hawker is Senior Lecturer in Art Theory, Fine Art, at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, and the inaugural Chair of the Brisbane Consortium for the Visual Arts. Her research centres on the art of Gerhard Richter; her doctorate, entitled Blur: Gerhard Richter and the photographic in painting, was awarded by The University of Queensland in 2007. Rosemary contributes to the visual arts as an academic, critic and public speaker, and writes regularly forjournals, including the Oxford Art Journal, History of Photography and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. In 2011, she was invited to speak at the Panorama: New Perspectives on Richter symposium at Tate Modern, London, as part of their major retrospective of the artist's work.