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Nick Cave at Northeastern

  • Northeastern, Blackman Auditorium 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (map)

“One of the most popular contemporary artists [who] turns his serious ideas into buoyant aesthetic concepts”
The New York Times

Dean Elizabeth Hudson invites you to a conversation between artist Nick Cave and Scott Edmiston, Chair of the Northeastern Department of Theatre on Friday October 12, 2018 at 1:30PM in Northeastern’s Blackman Auditorium.


Drawing on his training as both a visual artist and dancer, Nick Cave works in a wide range of mediums including: sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Cave’s Soundsuits highlight the artist’s oeuvre, meticulously handcrafted from found objects, recycled remnants, and discarded materials. They exist as both sculptures in themselves and (when occupied by a dancer), activated forms referencing ritual attire from around the world, responding to the globalization of cultural identity. 

The artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has has also created public performances for New York’s Grand Central Station and The Park Ave Armory, Expo Chicago Architecture Biennial in collaboration with Jeanne Gang and for Detroit’s Eastern Market in collaboration with the Cranbrook Art Museum. He is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. Nick Cave lives and works in Chicago, where he is the Chair of the fashion graduate program at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.