In the spring, summer, and fall of 2015, Cranbrook Art Museum and Detroit served as the backdrop for Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date – Nick Cave: Here Hear. At the invitation of Cranbrook Art Museum, Cave staged seven months of events throughout the city of Detroit anchored by his first solo exhibition at Cranbrook Art […]
The Detroit Free Press recently featured the editorial "Artist Nick Cave Embraced Detroit, And We Hugged Him Back," detailing the incredible impact this project has had on Detroit and the surrounding region.
Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press recently compiled his top ten list of metro Detroit exhibitions of 2015, saying, " Contemporary art is rarely as much fun as Nick Cave's Soundsuits."
"Nick Cave: Here Hear" was recently named the second-best exhibition in the country by Hyperallergic, the online arts magazine. The news was also covered by the Detroit Metro Times and the Knight Foundation.
The Nick Cave: Here Hear exhibition at Cranbrook Museum of Art is reviewed by Matthew Biro in the December 2015 issue of Art Forum. “[…]the Cranbrook Art Museum presented a powerful demonstration of Cave’s incisive take on the current sociopolitical climate, while simultaneously evidencing his efforts to assemble alternative communities.”
This is not a story about Nick Cave the Australian rock star. This is a story about a different Nick Cave: a Missouri-born fabric artist, sculptor, and dancer. Cave has become famous in the art world for what he calls “soundsuits,” wearable sculptures composed of bottle caps, sweaters, toy drums, globes, metal buckets, tambourines, purses, and anything else Cave finds rummaging through flea markets.
by Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free PressChicago artist Nick Cave wrapped up a seven-month metro Detroit invasion today with a rousing performance featuring local dancers, musicians and a visually stunning helping of his signature Soundsuits.
“We seek him here. We seek him there. We seek him everywhere.” Though that was the sentiment in the 1900s for heroic Scarlet Pimpernel, the same could hold true today for famed artist Nick Cave.
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