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November 16, 2018 - January 11, 20198:00am - 5:00pm

It's not what it looks like

An audio guide to getting lost

James Webb

Part of SWAP

It's not what it looks like
It's not what it looks like

  James Web, I do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand worlds (A comet is coming) (2018), photo by Rustin McCann courtesy of SPACES

It's not what it looks like

  James Web, Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog (2018), photo by Rustin McCann courtesy of SPACES

It's not what it looks like

  James Web, Friends of friends (2018), photo by Rustin McCann courtesy of SPACES

It's not what it looks like

  James Web, Infinite yearning met with a finite world (2018), photo by Rustin McCann courtesy of SPACES

James Webb (Cape Town, South Africa)
In Residence: October 3 - November 23, 2018

Opening Reception: November 16, 6 pm - 9 pm
On View: November 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019

James Webb's residency at SPACES served as a form of reorientation and rejuvenation through personal studies and collaborative experience. It included focused wandering, disorientation, and chance amusement. The artist considered ways of looking and meaning making in conjunction with the voice and language. The resulting exhibition included five artworks acting as associative audio guides to his experience. These works collectively consider the vast reaches of religion, psychology, philosophy, and the body.

"I suppose one has to get lost first, in order to find something new."
- James Webb

About the Artist

James Webb

James Webb (1975) is a South African artist based in Cape Town. His 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... go to artist page

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