Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Orchid (848-9) 1997

5 reasons to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The life of images’

For more than fifty years, German artist Gerhard Richter has proven his remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting. Here we have listed 5 reasons for you to see ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ currently on show at GOMA. To be amazed … at how gerhard Richter can paint an exquisite object…

Immerse yourself in Gerhard Richter’s life of images

These featured videos were recorded during QAGOMA’s exhibition lecture series and opening weekend Symposium. Hear from experts and curators as they highlight aspects of German artist Gerhard Richter’s practice. Visit the ‘The Life of Images’ website to find related events within our ongoing program. Over more than half a century, Richter has demonstrated a remarkable command…

Production still from Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) 1959 / Dir: Satyajit Ray / Image courtesy: Janus Films

Satyajit Ray: The Restorations

One of the common misconceptions about cinematic history is that in this digital age we can watch almost any film that has screened in a cinema. And even if we can’t get them on DVD, great director’s films are surely lovingly preserved in a film archive somewhere in the world? Unfortunately that’s not always the…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Atlas overview 1962-ongoing / Newspaper & Album Photos (5), 1962

The order of Memory: Gerhard Richter’s ‘Atlas’

Gerhard Richter is one of the world’s leading and most influential living artists. Throughout his long career, he has responded to some of modern history’s pivotal events, among them World War Two, the horror of the Holocaust and the postwar division of Germany. The exhibition ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images‘ on show at GOMA…

Yayoi Kusama / THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS 2015

‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ opens

A career-spanning survey of work by leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from Saturday 4 November until 11 February 2018. ‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ profiles the significant contribution of this much-loved contemporary artist. QAGOMA has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kusama – dating…

Gerhard Richter, Germany b.1932 / Jockel (145-5) 1967

Ziggy the Westie visits GOMA to see Richter’s ‘Jockel’

‌Hi there. Remember me? I’m Ziggy the Westie and I occasionally write on cool shows at QAGOMA. You might remember my past reviews of ‘California Design: 1930–1965. Living in a Modern Way‘ (2014) and how could you forget all the great dogs in ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado‘ (2012). This time I’m talking…