App DescriptionGerhard Richter: Panorama
This multimedia app has been produced to accompany the 2011 Tate Modern exhibition Gerhard Richter: Panorama, a major retrospective spanning nearly five decades and coinciding with the artist's 80th birthday. Designed as a guide to the exhibition, it covers Richter's career from his emigration to West Germany in 1961 through to the present day.
From realist paintings based on photographs to colourful gestural abstractions, such as the squeegee paintings, and from grey monochromes to subtle landscapes, Richter’s wide range of artistic approaches and styles are reflected on the app.
App users will hear from exhibition curator, Mark Godfrey, who worked closely with Gerhard Richter to choose which works to include in the show and how they should be arranged in the galleries. Alongside Godfrey’s insights into this important artist's body of work, there’s also a chance to listen to commentary from co-curator Amy Dickson and Tate director, Sir Nicholas Serota.
The app has been designed with simplicity in mind and features:
•a scrollable menu of audio commentaries packed with expert interviews from Tate curators with high-resolution, fully zoomable images of the works discussed;
•a ‘follow us’ tab with links to Tate’s Twitter, Facebook and the Tate Richter exhibition blog;
•links to the Richter exhibition website, ticket bookings and Tate general information page;
•opportunity to give online feedback about the app.
Download this app and use it as a multimedia guide in the exhibition galleries and then keep it afterwards as a memento. If you are unable to visit the exhibition, use it as a reference of Richter’s work you can explore again and again.
Gerhard Richter: Panorama is at Tate Modern from 6 October 2011 - 8 January 2012.
The app was produced by Antenna International and Tate.
November 01, 2011 Initial Release