Gerhard Richter

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Gerhard Richter, from June 7 to October 2, 2022.

Poster visual (Gerhard Richter, Birkenau (CR: 937-2), 2014, Oil on canvas © Gerhard Richter 2022 (07062022))

This exhibition features German artist Gerhard Richter, one of the greatest artists of our age. It is the first Richter show at a museum in Japan in 16 years and the very first one in Tokyo. Richter has consistently tried presenting the principle of how we see and perceive objects, moving back and forth between representation and abstraction using a variety of materials such as oil paintings, photographs, digital prints, glass, and mirrors. The principle concerns not only optical perception, but also perceptions formed by a complex web of aspects, including the history of art, contemporary visual culture, the history of 20th century Germany, the memories of the artist himself and his family, and audiences’ desire to see things. In 2022, when the artist has turned 90 years old, the exhibition will trace his consistent but wide-ranging practices over the last 60 years, showcasing about 110 works, mostly from the collection of Gerhard Richter Foundation. The exhibits include a variety of items ranging from early works to the newest drawings.

June 7–October 2, 2022

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ( Fridays and Saturdays open until 20:00 p.m.)
*Last admission : 30 minutes before closing.

Mondays (except July 18, September 19), July 19 and September 20

Adults 2,200yen / College and university students 1,200yen / High school students 700yen

Same-day tickets can be purchased at the ticket counters, while online tickets with a designated date and time can be purchased on e-tix.

Special Website

Copyrighted Image