Frist Art Museum / 919 Broadway November 10, 2017 - June 24, 2018

Nick Cave

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) is best known for his elaborate “soundsuits,” human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials. This dynamic exhibition will include a selection of soundsuits, as well as a projected video, several wall-mounted sculptures, and a large multimedia installation. The works are accessible to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, yet on a deeper level speak to issues of racial and social justice and the need for more time and space in contemporary society to cultivate individual dreams and aspirations.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2015. Mixed media, including vintage toys and globes, wire, fabric, rug, metal and mannequin. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: James Prinz