James Webb (b. 1975, lives and works in Cape Town) has worked on both large-scale installations in galleries and museums and unannounced interventions in public spaces since 2001. Webb’s work questions the nature of beliefs held in the contemporary world, often using exoticism, displacement, and humor to achieve its aims. He has participated in exhibitions including CAPE 09 (Cape Town), This Is Now 2 at the Joburg Art Fair (Johannesburg) and L’appartement 22 (Rabat), and the 9th Biennale de Lyon.
James Webb’s on-going, world-wide intervention, "There’s no place called home," broadcasts foreign birdcalls from indigenous trees, expressing the notions of alienation and xenophobia inherent within national identity. In Marrakech, Webb places birdcalls in trees and presents the documentation of six other installations in different locations from the same intervention.
Read the text Anne Szefer Karlsen on James Webb HERE