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James Webb


James Webb is an interdisciplinary artist whose work – framed in large-scale installations in galleries and museums, or as unannounced interventions in public spaces – often makes use of ellipsis, displacement and détournement to explore the nature of belief, and the dynamics of communication in our contemporary world. Webb is known for a practice that employs audio, installation and text, referencing aspects of the conceptualist and minimalist traditions, as well as his academic studies in advertising, comparative religion and theatre.

His recent projects include the creation of an associative audio guide for the famous Skogskykogården cemetery in Stockholm and multi-dimensional analysis of the Theatre Graslin for the 2016 Le Voyages à Nantes. In 2016, in addition to his first personal exhibition in France at Galerie Imane Farès, James Webb is displaying a solo show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is taking part in the History Unfolds exhibition at Historiska, the historical museum of the city of Stockholm.

Selected Artworks

Set de planches de psychodiagnostique de Rorschach, haut-parleur, amplificateur, audio 21 cm x 358 cm x 5,5 cm

Sérigraphie encadrée de Miró, pot avec plantes en plastique 195 cm x 107 cm x 93 cm

3 texts written on soluble paper, dissolved in water, and presented in 3 glass vials 3 glass bottles - 20 cm x 40 cm x 18 cm

Plaster statue, transducer speaker, amplifier, media player, audio 123 cm x 31 cm x 26 cm (sculpture) ; 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm (plinth)

Multi-channel video and sound installation, comprised of a 3-channel video projection on 3 hanging screens and one wall-sized projection

Monophonic sound installation, 1m diameter. Audio Spotlight 24i Holosonic speaker

Black coated aluminium, 45 x 150 x 3 cm

Carpets, tripods, speakers, assorted wires, audio; variable dimensions

Sky-white fluorescent lights, speakers, assorted wires, audio; variable dimensions; infinite duration

Video, audio; variable dimensions

Speaker, audio; variable dimensions; infinite duration

Recordings, carpet, 12 speakers, assorted wires, audio; 1600 x 400cm; infinite duration.

Past Exhibitions