Tim Noble & Sue Webster: Love and Hate at Firstsite

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Tim Noble & Sue Webster: Love and Hate at Firstsite

Saturday 09 November - Tuesday 31 December 2024

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Installation Photography, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Firstsite, 2023. Photography by Richard Ivey

Installation Photography, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Firstsite, 2023. Photography by Richard Ivey

Installation Photography, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Firstsite, 2023. Photography by Richard Ivey

Installation Photography, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Firstsite, 2023. Photography by Richard Ivey

Installation Photography, Sue Webster and Tim Noble, Firstsite, 2023. Photography by Richard Ivey

Noble & Webster have created a remarkable group of anti-monuments in their 24-year career, mixing the strategies of modern sculpture and the attitude of punk to make art from anti-art.

Their work derives much of its power from its fusion of opposites, form and anti-form, high culture and anti-culture, male and female, craft and rubbish, sex and violence.

In this presentation, seven light sculptures by Noble & Webster illuminate areas of the Firstsite building with pops of glimmering colour.

This series of light sculptures reference iconic pop culture symbols represented in the form of shop-front-type signage and carnival shows inherent of British seaside towns, Las Vegas and Times Square. With the aid of complex light sequencing these signs perpetually flash and spiral out messages of everlasting love, and hate.

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Please note: artworks ‘Excessive Sensual Indulgence’ and ‘Forever, Yellow Neon’ will not be available to view until 29 March. They’re packed safely away, while we complete our lightning project works in the foyer area.

About Tim Noble & Sue Webster

In 2009, Noble & Webster were awarded Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Art at Nottingham Trent University in recognition of their contribution to contemporary British Art and their radical influence on younger generations of artists. In 2007, they were awarded the ARKEN Prize at Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen for outstanding contribution to the international scene of contemporary art, in the same year their critically acclaimed project Polymorphous Perverse at the Freud Museum was nominated for the prestigious South Bank Prize.

 

Since their first solo show in London, British Rubbish in 1996, Noble & Webster have enjoyed international recognition with solo exhibitions at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 2008, The Freud Museum, London, 2006, CAC Malaga, 2005, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2004, P.S.1/MoMA, New York, 2003, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, 2002, Deste Foundation, Athens, 2000 and The Chisenhale Gallery, London, 1999. Their work was included in Statuephilia—Contemporary Sculptors at The British Museum, London in 2008–09 and in the exhibition Apocalypse—Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, at The Royal Academy, London, 2000.

Their work is in the permanent collections of the AISTHI Foundation, Beirut; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Artis-François Pinault, France; Berengo Studio, Venice; The British Museum, London; Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens; Es Baluard Museum, Palma, Spain; The Goss-Michael Collection, Dallas; Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran; Lyonel-Feininger Museum, Quedlinburg, Germay; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Portrait Gallery, London; Nicola Erni Collection, Zug, Switzerland; The Olbricht Collection, Berlin; Project Space 176–The Zabludowicz Collection, London; Saatchi Collection, London; Samsung Museum, Seoul, Korea; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Wemhöner Collection, Germany.

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