Gerhard Richter

Opening a New Door

2011Nicholas Serota31 min 39 sec

Opening a New Door
Nicholas Serota

Panorama: New Perspectives on Richter
Symposium at Tate Modern, London, UK
21 October 2011

Nicholas Serota addresses Richter's abstract paintings of the second half of the 1970s. Serota looks at the origins of Richter's abstract works, which evolved into the large-format abstracts with vibrant colours of the 1980s.

Sir Nicholas Serota is chair of Arts Council England. He was the Director of Tate from 2008 to 2017. During his directorship, he co-curated the exhibition Gerhard Richter: Panorama with Mark Godfrey. As Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Serota presented Richter's first solo exhibition in London in 1979.