Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hans Richter Encounters – “From Dada till today”

Hans Richter
Berliner Festspiele
Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
27 March to 30 June 2014
URL: www.berlinerfestspiele.de/.../ausstellung_hans_richter/

The oeuvre of Hans Richter (1888-1976) spanned nearly seven decades. Born in Berlin, he was one of the most significant champions of modernism. Berlin, Paris, Munich, Zurich, Moscow and New York were the major stations of his life. He was a painter and draughtsman, a Dadaist and a Constructivist, a film maker and a theoretician, as well as a great teacher. His great scroll collages remain icons of art history to this day. His work is characterised by a virtually unparalleled interpenetration of different artistic disciplines. The link between film and art was his major theme. Many of the most famous artists of the first half of the twentieth century were among his friends.