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By Cardiff born James Richards . . . .

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” James Richards: To Replace a Minute’s Silence with a Minute’s Applause is the final of four unique monographs documenting four contemporary artist’s selections from Moscow’s V-A-C collection and their subsequent display at Whitechapel Gallery during 2014/2015.

Creating an immersive environment artist James Richards accompanies Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait with a sound installation of public silences – acts of mourning, remembrance, or suspenseful pauses in films. Singers inhale and pause before breaking into song while church bells fill the gallery with ambient sound.

As well as full-colour installation photography, the publication includes an interview with the artist, an essay by sound curator David Toop exploring the interactions between sound, silence and painting, and an essay by art historian Barbara Dawson on Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953)” (Whitechapel Gallery)

This publication by Cardiff born James Richards is a new addition to Cardiff Met’s library. Richards was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2014. He now lives and works in London and Berlin.

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New books October 2014

Your lecturers have asked us to buy these books for you. They are on the New Book Display on the top floor of the library until November 1st. You can reserve them now or after 1st November you’ll be able to find them in amongst the main bookshelves. Follow the links to the library catalogue to see more about them.


Dockwood : 2 autumn stories / Jon McNaught

Freud : an illustrated biography

The arrival / Shaun Tan

Damage control : art and destruction since 1950


Nanoscience : giants of the infinitesimal

Nobrow . – 9 : It’s oh so quiet

Farinella, Matteo . – Neurocomic

Conceptual art : theory, myth, and practice




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New DVD recordings

Part of a banquet scene from thetomb of Nebamun

Part of a banquet scene from the Tomb of Nebamun

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

Eureka!  : History through Art . – Prog 1 – 6

Prog. 1. The Tomb of Nebamun, Prog. 2. Paintings on Pots, Prog. 3. Pictures from Pompeii, Prog. 4. The Bayeux Tapestry, Prog. 5. Sir Henry Unton, Prog 6. The Railway Station.

The Turner Prize 1996

Shortlisted artists Douglas Gordon, Simon Patterson, Craigie Horsfield and Gary Hume talk about their work. Critical analysis is provided by Jarvis Cocker, Christopher Frayling and Elizabeth MacGregor

The 1999 Turner Prize

Live coverage from the Tate Gallery, London, of the awards ceremony, with profiles of the shortlisted artists Tracey Emin, Steve McQueen (the winner), Steven Pippin and Jane and Louise Wilson

The Michelangelo code : secrets of the Sistine Chapel

Art Critic Waldemar Januszczak presents the findings of his 20 year study of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and reveals the hidden meaning behind the most famous work of art in the world. His shocking discoveries come from unprecedented access to the Vatican, taking him as far afield as Texas and Jerusalem, as well as all over Italy

The private life of a Masterpiece : Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

An in-depth study of great works of art looks at Degas’s sculpture of a dancer, which caused much controversy when first exhibited. It reveals the poignant life of the sculpture’s model and how Degas broke every rule in the creation of his masterpiece

Great artists 2 with Tim Marlow [videorecording] : Rodin

Sculptor Auguste Rodin, one of the founders of modern art, is the subject of this programme. Born in Paris in 1840, two of his works – The Kiss and The Thinker – went on to become two of the most famous of all time.

The Turner Prize 2002

Coverage from the Tate Britain gallery in London of the presentation of the prestigious award for contemporary artists. Included are a tour of the exhibition and profiles of the four short-listed artists, Catherine Yass, Fiona Banner, Keith Tyson and Liam Gillick. Experts and critics provide analysis

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The fifth element






The fifth element


Rebecca Horn is travelling

Series celebrating the opening of the Tate Modern gallery. This film examines the work of German artist Rebecca Horn. When she held an exhibition at the Tate in 1994 the doors had to be closed because it was so popular. Now Tate Modern has dedicated two rooms to her work. With contributions from John Baldessari, Iannis Kounellis and Nicholas Serota

Millennium Centre : opening

Jamie Owen and Josie D’Arby present more live coverage from the opening night of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Featuring interviews, some of the stage highlights and all the excitement from one of the biggest events in Welsh arts and entertainment.

Eve Arnold in retrospect

Documentary following photographer Eve Arnold as she prepares for a retrospective exhibition, with the stories behind some of her best-known images: Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X.

Decisive moments : the photographs that made history

Series telling the stories behind some of the world’s most famous photographs.

Tell me the truth about love

Looks at the theme of love in the life of poet W H Auden, centring on new interviews with his close friends. Examines how his most important relationships were reflected in his poems



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Study for Portrait, 1978

Study for Portrait, 1978 – Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

Image courtesy of Bridgeman Education

Arthouse  : the other Francis Bacon

Barry Joule’s collection of some 500 preparatory drawings and paintings said to be by Francis Bacon – considers the authenticity of the archive and why Bacon would have wished to deceive the public

The South Bank Show  : Cosmic garden

Melvyn Bragg talks to celebrated architectural critic and designer Charles Jencks in the stunning 30-acre Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack House, Dumfries. The garden, which he designed and created with his late wife Maggie Keswick, is a series of metaphors exploring the origins, destiny and substance of the universe. Jencks reveals how it represents the nature of matter, the foundations of life and the history of creation

The Culture Show : arts and crafts at the V&A

Mark Kermode presents the arts and culture magazine, featuring a rare interview with legendary 1960’s alternative cartoonist Robert Crumb at his house in France, a look at the legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement on the eve of a major exhibition at London’s V&A, and a report from Brixton prison as inmates rehearse a production of Othello

The dog who was a cat inside : No experience necessary : Eating for two: Mervyn

Four craft based animated films, developed through channel 4’s ‘ Animation in Residence’ scheme.

Arthouse  : In search of the Amber Room

Anthony H. Wilson attempts to find the remains of the Amber Room of the Russian Tsar’s Winter Palace near St Petersburg. It consisted of a series of hand-crafted amber panels stolen by the Nazis and installed in Kongsberg in Germany, but hidden in 1945 and never seen again

Living with Modernism – Parts 1-6

Simon Davies presents a series of 6 programmes looking at Modernist homes in the UK and the people who live in them. Pt. 1.the Hertfordshire home of architect George Marsh. Pt. 2. The Firs in Hampstead designed in the late 1950s by Patrick Gwynne. Pt. 3. Brackenfell in Cumbria, designed by Sir Leslie Martin and his wife Sadie Speight. Pt. 4.  One of Scotland’s finest modernist houses , is revisited by the architects Bob Steedman.Pt. 5. Stillness, the Bromley home of designer David Callcott.Pt.6. Capel Manor in Kent  a classic steel and glass Miesian pavilion from the late sixties.

Monet’s garden  – Parts 1-5

A series of five short films in which contemporary artists find inspiration in the gardens at Giverny, northern France, where Monet spent his final years. Featuring Paul Riley, Vivian Russell, Jean-Marie Toulgouat, Kaffe Fassett and Takashi Sawano

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New book display, Easter vacation – part 2





Designs of the year 2013

     Supersizing the mind : embodiment, action, and cognitive extension

             Painting between the lines

                    The woman reader

                         Lucie Rie : modernist potter


Allan McCollum

     A theory of craft : function and aesthetic expression

          Jamie Shovlin : various arrangements

               James Turrell : a retrospective

                    Eric Decastro : Picaelatura


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City of God


Taxi driver




Blade runner  : The final cut


Dark days




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