“Nick Cave (b. 1959, Fulton, Missouri) has become internationally celebrated for his elaborate sculpture and found-object installations, including his iconic Soundsuits, which blend sculpture, fashion, and social performance. Traveling from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Nick Cave: Forothermore is a survey exhibition covering the entire breadth of his career. Featuring sculpture, installation, video, and rarely seen early works, the show examines Cave’s multivalent creative practice as an artist, performer, fashion designer, educator, and activist. The subtitle, ‘Forothermore,’ is a new word that reflects the artist’s lifelong commitment to providing space for those who feel marginalized by dominant society and culture—especially working-class communities and queer people of color. The exhibition both highlights the development of Cave’s singular art practice, which uniquely combines the visual and the performing arts, and interrogates the promises, fulfilled or broken, that the late 20th and early 21st centuries offered to the ‘other’.” — Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Nick Cave: Forothermore is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition is curated by Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, New York, and formerly Manilow Senior Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with Jack Schneider, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This is Beckwith’s curatorial debut at the Guggenheim. X Zhu-Nowell, Assistant Curator, is supporting the Guggenheim presentation.
Images courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.