James Richards selects from the V-A-C collection

23 June – 30 August 2015

Whitechapel Gallery


Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) is the focus of an installation byJames Richards in this presentation from the V-A-C collection, Moscow.

Creating an immersive environment artist James Richards accompanies the painting 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.



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