November 4, 2018–February 3, 2019
Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Nobson Newtown, the imaginary town that Paul Noble has been working with since 1995, shares with the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds a taste for isolation, modernist architectures, and strange public sculptures. This exhibition was conceived with the artist to resonate with the Swiss town. Featuring artworks from the past ten years, the show reveals new aspects of Noble’s work.
Paul Noble, Landscape with Wand, 2016 © Paul Noble
Politics of Small Places
Paul Noble + Patrick Geddes
September 14–October 6, 2018
Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Scotland
Offering paradoxical visions of the cornucopia of concrete, glass, and steel that straddles the world, Politics of Small Places forges a unique dialogue between Paul Noble and pioneering Scottish urban planner Patrick Geddes. The exhibition comprises Noble’s Nest (2004) and Eggface (2014) accompanied by a suite of drawings from which Nest is derived. Alongside Noble’s works are nine original diagrams selected from the Geddes Archive Collections at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Paul Noble, Egg Carton Technique Actual, 2004 © Paul Noble