Gerhard Richter's latest exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin focuses on the abstract depiction of the Holocaust. The artist used four templates of photographs from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as a basis for the large-scale "Birkenau" cycle (2014). The oil paintings, covered with layers of paint, are combined with a four-part mirror that provides additional, successive levels of reflection.
Several other overpainted photographs, which belong to Richter’s distinctive series and reflect the relationship between photography and painting, are also on view. Numerous works by the artist from the 1980s to the present, including „Squatters’ House“, „4,900 Colors“ and „Strip“ complement the special exhibition „Gerhard Richter. 100 Works for Berlin.“
The exhibition works are long-term loans from the Gerhard Richter Art Foundation. They are on display through 2026.