Art Now: Clunie Reid and James Richards at Tate Britain

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LONDON.- This autumn, Tate Britain features the work of Clunie Reid and James Richards as part of the Art Now programme of contemporary displays. Reid and Richards create installation and video collages that explore the immersive nature of visual culture. They weave together imagery from found sources including advertising, magazines, cinema and the internet, and interject elements of the personal into otherwise banal material. Both artists subtly manipulate some images while leaving other untouched, exploiting the emotive potential of their material, and its cumulative effect on the viewer. For Art Now, Clunie Reid has created Your Higher Plane Awaits 2010, a new installation of photo collages. The glossy images, often overlaid with scrawled text, possess an ambivalent status that nevertheless appears to interrogate the media from which they have emerged. Gaffer-taped