Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
This exhibition featured approximately forty of NickCave’s Soundsuits: multi-layered, mixed media, wearable sculptures designed to captivate visitors of all ages. As reminiscent of African, Mardi Gras and religious ceremonial costumes as they are of haute couture, the Soundsuits explore ceremony, ritual, myth and identity. The artist employs a subtle layering of references expressed through highly skilled techniques, varied traditions and an array of ordinary, scavenged yet seductive materials. By transforming discarded objects into works of art, Nick Cave encourages the viewer to connect with a multitude of material references as well as the vibrant imagery of the Soundsuits themselves. When the Soundsuits come to life through dance, Cave brings together the visual and performing arts for a unique museum experience
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth has been organized by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Support for the creation of this exhibition was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the J.R. Simplot Company and KeyBank