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Wales in Venice: James Richards

Santa Maria Ausiliatrice

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

James Richards represents Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice at the 57th Venice Biennale. The solo show consists of a new, large scale, site responsive sound installation and a suite of additional works containing overlapping archival samples and musical extracts repeated or reworked into different forms.

Richards main interest lies in the possibility of the private in the chaotic mass media world. In his works the artist combines video, sound and still images to create installations and live events. His starting points are the fragments of cinema, works by other artists, stray camcorder footage, murky late night TV that constitute his personal video bank. By mixing these different elements the artist creates works of great intensity like the one on view in Venice.

The exhibition is curated by Hannah Firth, Director of Visual Art, Chapter, Cardiff. Chapter is a multiform art space in Cardiff, Wales dedicated international art, performance and film production and presentation.

  • James Richards, Migratory Motor Complex, six-channel audio installation, 2017. Commissioned by Wales in Venice for the 57th Venice Biennale  James Richards; courtesy Wales in Venice. Photo Jamie Woodley James Richards, Migratory Motor Complex, six-channel audio installation, 2017. Commissioned by Wales in Venice for the 57th Venice Biennale  James Richards; courtesy Wales in Venice. Photo Jamie Woodley

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Castello 450 Venice, 30122 Italy