Gerhard Richter

'Staying Anxious'

2011Henrietta Stanford25 min 29 sec

'Staying Anxious': On Death and Wakefulness in Gerhard Richter's
October 18, 1977

Henrietta Stanford

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

Henrietta Stanford discusses the paintings of Richter's cycle October 18, 1977 in relation to psychoanalytic aspects, such as anxiety and mourning.

Henrietta Stanford is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She researches the connections between artistic practice, politics and psychology. She recently participated in the Critical Studies Programme, part of the Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.