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David Tibet & Steven Stapleton
Horse Hospital, London, April 8 - May 4 2002

In 2002 the Chamber of Pop Culture at the Horse Hospital presented the inaugural art exhibition of David Tibet (Current 93) and Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound). We recently came across some photographs that we took when we visited the exhibition, we present them here as an archive piece to commemorate the exhibition together with the promotional postcard and a download of the exhibition guide.

"The Chamber of Pop Culture is proud to present the world premiere exhibition of the artworks of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton.

Forging a mutual artistic bond in 1983 lasting to the present day. Tibet and Stapleton create coherent yet separate visions, in turns destructive and beautiful; demonic and childlike.

World renowned as recording artists Current 93 and Nurse With Wound, Tibet and Stapleton initially grew as seminal lights of the UK post-punk experimental and underground scene, to latter production of huge swathes of musically apocalyptic folkscapes and surreal visions of unsellable pop music.

This inaugural exhibition, with two new site-specific sound installations by the artists, displays both new and old 2D and 3D works, including original album cover art: comprising a selection from a vast twenty year body of work of paper and in sound." - Horse Hospital exhibition invite

Released to accompany the exhibition was the double CD Music For The Horse Hospital / Sounds From The Horse Hospital featuring the site-specific sound installations by Current Ninety Three / Nurse With Wound.

Promotional postcard for David Tibet & Steven Stapleton exhibition (front and back)

Stapleton Tibet exhibition card front Stapleton Tibet exhibition card


Steven Stapleton

Left wall: Including In Menstrual Night (1983), Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (1979)
Front: Including Lashtal, Alice The Goon (1987), Astral Disaster - artwork for Coil (1998)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital

Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney), Chicken assemblage (1995)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital

Top row including Angry Eelectric Finger (Spitch'cock One), Mute Bell Extinction Process (Angry Eelectric Finger 3)
Below row including Ostranenie 1913 - front (1981), Ostranenie 1913 - back (1981), Gyllenskold (1986), Thunder Perfect Mind (1990), Man With The Woman Face (2001), Psilotripitaka (1988), Sugar Fish Drink (1987)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Driftwood Chair (1992), Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney) (1995), A Portrait of Balance (2002)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Including Veil Rat Rainbow (2003), Mary Mother of God - cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch (2002)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Dirty Rat (A Portrait of James Cagney) (1995), A Portrait of Balance (2002)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Including cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 2 - Paraparaparallelogrammatica, Veil Rat Rainbow (2003), Mary Mother of God - cover of Angry Eelectric Finger 1 - Tape Monkey Mooch (2002)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Including To The Quiet Men From A Tiny Girl (1980), In Menstrual Night (1983), Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella (1979)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


Astral Disaster - original artwork for Coil (1998)

Steven Stapleton artwork from The Horse Hospital


David Tibet

Including Cats Drunk On Copper (2000), Cats Giving Birth (2001), The Signs In The Stars (2000)

David Tibet artwork from The Horse Hospital


Miscellaneous David Tibet artwork

David Tibet artwork from The Horse Hospital


Including Emblems (1995), Satan Commands Judas To Betray Christ (1998)

David Tibet artwork from The Horse Hospital

Exhibition guide:
Download exhibition guide as PDF with full listings and details for David Tibet and Steven Stapleton at the Horse Hospital

Key Resources:
Tibet and Stapleton at the Horse Hospital
David Tibet artwork and music
Steven Stapleton artwork and music