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Nick Cave: Feat


Frist Center for the Visual Arts
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On view from November 10, 2017 through June 24, 2018 at the Frist Center, Nick Cave: Feat. will include a selection of soundsuits, as well as a projected video, several wall-mounted sculptures, and a large multimedia installation. The works are broadly accessible to audiences of all ages and, 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.

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) creates works at the intersection of sculpture, dance, and fashion, reflecting his experience as a trained visual artist who studied with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and a professor of fashion design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his elaborate “soundsuits,” human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials.


In conjunction with the exhibition, the artist will direct a months-long community engagement project that will culminate in free public performances. In one of the compositions, members of our community will cover Cave’s body with up to 30 beaded blankets to symbolize a transfer of the weight and burdens we carry in our individual lives. The blankets will be made during “bead-a-thons” at the Frist Center’s sustaining community partner, including Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Edmondson Pike Library.

April 6, 2018: Matinee at 10 a.m. for schools, homeschooled students, and families; evening performance at 7:30 p.m. for the general public. Both performances will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets will be available through the Frist Center’s website in mid-October on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets: Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and to members
$12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military.
College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5–9 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5:30 p.m. (Café opens at noon on Sunday)



November, 10 @ 10:00 am


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