'MMXII'James Webb at Johannesburg Art Gallery
A series of independent yet intersecting exhibitions will be brought together under one roof to form a complete piece that explores the nature of belief and the dynamics of communication. The complete exhibition, entitled MMXII, is a solo display by James Webb.
A keynote work in the exhibition is Prayer, a multi-channel sound installation of prayers recorded from over 65 different faith groups in greater Johannesburg. Other works, including static and time-based media projects, will be shown alongside JAG’s collection. 'Acting partly as a survey of the artist’s practice and partly [as] a re-imagining of the gallery and its collection, this "metrospective" will occupy various indoor and outdoor spaces to create a series of unique artistic encounters,' says JAG.
Webb's projects have been presented around the world at institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Domaine Pommery in Reims, and Darat al Funun in Amman, as well as in major international exhibitions, such as the third Marrakech Biennale, the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival and the ninth Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.
15 July - 14 October