Galerie Ludorff announces its participation in the THE ARMORY SHOW 2020. This year we're presenting a group show that evolves around the disparity of FICTION | NON-FICTION, REALITY | POSSIBILITY.
GERHARD RICHTERS abstract work will be presented in an important retrospective exhibition at the Met Breuer, which coincides with the Armory Show 2020. The goal is to recognize the great importance of the artists abstract work by curating a show around a core body of around 20 small to medium sized paintings and works on paper of his.
Paintings by MAX ERNST will form the historical backdrop to the show. All his works are the result of a conceptual search for images rather than being the depiction of preconceived ideas. This conceptual approach represents the intellectual bottom line GERHARD RICHTER works along too. Purely figurative and purely abstract works coexist since the late 1970’s and from the 1990’s onwards a third discipline of abstract painting on photography comes into play. The artist's analytical approach in all three disciplines displays Richters distrust in the image and its validity. The strong conceptualism of JOSEF ALBERS will act as another historical point of reference while the photography of BERND AND HILLA BECHER and minimalist paintings by IMI KNOEBEL document the relentless drive to speak about the possibilities of painting among this generation of post-war artists.