For the first time, an exhibition on view at three locations in St. Moritz and Sils explores Richter's close relationship with the Upper Engadine nature.
In the Segantini Museum, Richter's landscapes engage in an exciting dialogue with those of the great alpine painter.
Together with the Galerie Hauser & Wirth and the Nietzsche-Haus, the Segantini Museum is organising the special exhibition "Gerhard Richter. Engadin", curated by Dieter Schwarz, from 16.12.2023 to 13.4.2024, which offers visitors the opportunity to explore the works of the world-famous German artist inspired by the Engadine nature. The Segantini Museum has six paintings painted by Richter based on photographs of Upper Engadine motifs. These landscapes exemplify the ambiguity of their paintings: they move between the seductive transfiguration of nature and the experience of its strangeness. The exhibition also features 19 overpainted photographs as well as one of the eleven steel balls that Richter named after the Upper Engadine Mountains. Are there affinities in the way Richter and Segantini experienced and portrayed the nature of the high valley? Dr. Mirella Carbone explores these and other questions.