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James Richards: Rosebud/Raking Light
Rosebud/Raking Light
(p. 196 – 201)

James Richards

Rosebud/Raking Light

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  • urbanism
  • digital culture
  • contemporary art
  • queerness
  • migration
  • identity
  • queer theory
  • gender
  • politics
  • capitalism

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James Richards

lives and works in Berlin and London. Among the recent exhibitions of the British artist were solo shows at Kunstverein Munich (2015), Cabinet Gallery, London (2015), DAAD Gallery, Berlin (2015), Rodeo Istanbul (2013), CCA Kitakyushu (2012) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011). In group exhibitions his work has been shown internationally including Cut to Swipe, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014/15), Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fredericianum Kassel (2013); Otherwise Unexplained Fires, Malmö Konsthall (2013); Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (2013); and The Encyclopaedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale 2013. Richards was awarded the 2012 Jarman Award for film and video, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists 2014, and the Ars Viva Prize 2014/15 by the Kulturkreis of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries. In 2013 he worked in Berlin on the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin programme and was nominated for the Turner Prize 2014.
Other texts by James Richards for DIAPHANES
Kerstin Stakemeier (ed.), Susanne Witzgall (ed.): Fragile Identities

What is the current state of the subject and what about the status of its self-image? In contemporary discourses we encounter more and more “fragile identities,” in artistic works as well as in scientific theories, and those are today much less referring to a critique of the concept of identity, but much rather to the relationship those concepts of identity entertain with the overall precarious state of the subject in current social conditions that are characterized by political upheaval and change.
The book Fragile Identities investigates among other things the chances and also the possible endangerments of such a fragile self and asks for the resurging urgency of a contemporary concept of subjectivity. The publication combines international artistic and scholarly contributions, discussions and project documentations in relation to the second annual theme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.