AboutHans Richter (1888-1976) life's work spans nearly 70 years. Born in Berlin, he is one of the most important protagonists of modernity. Berlin, Paris, Munich, Zurich, Moscow and New York are stages of his life. He is a painter and draftsman, Dadaist and Constructivist, filmmakers and theorists, and also a great teacher. His large roll picture collages are now icons of art history. As with almost any other artist of the 20th century can be found in his work a large permeability between artistic disciplines. The combination of film and art is his big issue. Many of the most famous artists of the first half of the 20th century were his friends.
Hans Richter: Encounters from Dada to the Present", is the title of one of his books, published in the 1970s. Was preceded by that time in the West of postwar Germany, a rediscovery of this important, outlawed by the Nazis artist, whose work was shown in 1937 in the infamous exhibition "Degenerate Art". For the first time since the 1980s, now is this big Berlin artists dedicated an exhibition in his home town, with over 140 works, including his important films and about 50 works of those artists who were influenced by Hans Richter. Multimedia Hans Richter was already working at a time when this word was not invented yet. The movie he saw as part of Modern Art: "The absolute film opens you eyes to what is the camera that can and will."