Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 22, 2015
“Out of a riot comes a dream.” After the collective pain of the LA Riots of ’92 sparked by the Rodney King trial, Nick Cave felt depressed: “I remember thinking that my identity is really only protected in the privacy of my own home. That the moment that I leave this space, I could be just another profile. Then I was thinking about myself as a black male, and that on top of art, on what I’m trying to be as an artist…
Vault // Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We spoke with the one and only (okay, one of two) Nick Cave on his birthday as he was about to open a show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Best known for his Soundsuits, Cave also talked to us about his childhood, chairing the graduate fashion department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and working on a project at the American Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 04, 2014
Today, September 4th, 2014 Jack Shainman Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new work by Nick Cave (featured May, 2014) at the gallery's two Chelsea locations. This project began when Cave found a container at a flea market shaped like the head of a black man and labeled ‘Spittoon.’ He was shocked and began, “to rehabilitate the problematic loaded object and find a place of reverence and empowerment through reuse...
Music // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In conjunction with Mark Ryden's "The Gay Nineties West" at the Kohn Gallery in LA, the June 2014 cover artist enlisted Tyler the Creator, Weird Al, Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Kirk Hammett, Mark Mothersbaugh and more to record original covers of the song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)." Listen to some of them after the jump!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 08, 2014
All year long, Juxtapoz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by showcasing the pivotal figures in contemporary art over the past two decades. Some artists are blue chip, some are underground heroes, others are behind-the-scenes legends. This month, we honor one of the great artists from Los Angeles during our existence, Alexis Ross, who has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions including "Street Market" at Art In the Streets. From working with ESPO, TWIST, and REAS, or working on his own paintings, Ross' story is one of history, frankness, and colorful nostalgia.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
As Juxtapoz is preparing our special print edition feature with the Chicago-based artist Nick Cave, we were excited that we got a chance to meet up with him in Boston prior to opening. But that is for another day... we are here to tell you to go and see Cave's new exhibition at the Boston ICA. Cave is famous for his his “Soundsuits”: full-body outfits crafted from discarded objects found in antique shops and flea markets.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist Nick Cave is best known for his incredible Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. Using everything from twigs and human hair to plastic, beads, and feathers, many of the suits resemble African ceremonial costumes and masks. Chicago-based, Cave is currently the director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Next week 30 multicolored life-size horses and 60 dancers will take over Grand Central Terminal. Orchestrated by artist Nick Cave, the horses will graze for a while and then perform a choreographed piece to harp music. Watch a video after the jump!