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Art Documentaries

December 8 & December 13, 7 pm:
The Haus der Kunst will present two films about the work of Gerhard Richter and a Munich art installation on Effnerplatz.

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Day after Day

After the new tunnel section beneath Effnerplatz in the Bogenhausen district was opened, the city of Munich commissioned American artist Rita McBride to install a gigantic sculpture on the traffic-calmed square. The reception of the piece was not without controversy, which inspired filmmaker Alexander Hick to interview passer-bys and residents about the "Mae West" sculpture. After the screening, McBride will discuss her piece that bears the name of a 1930s Hollywood icon with Hick.

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Gerhard Richter - Painting!

In 2009, one of Germany's most renowned painters opened his workshop to Corinna Belz and her team. For a couple of weeks in spring and summer, they had the rare opportunity to follow Gerhard's creative process. The film gives a unique insight into the development of an abstract painting, which may not only interest Richter enthusiasts, but perhaps art novices interested in contemporary art making.

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