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Nick Cave: Sojourn


Denver Art Museum
June 9 – September 22, 2013
Exhibition total area: 10,500 sq. ft.
Checklist: 28 soundsuits, 13 free-standing and wall sculptures, and 7 video projections


(From the exhibition website) Taking visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination, Nick Cave: Sojourn features approximately 40 new artworks including more than 20 new “Soundsuits.” Cave’s multi-sensory, immersive installation will transport visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound, and movement. In the exhibition, visitors will see a passageway constructed of thousands of buttons; large-scale, sculptural objects made out of found objects; more than 20 new “Soundsuits”; and new short films.

Described as textiles-meet-modern dance, Cave’s colorful, larger-than-life sculptures have been displayed in museums and many of the “Soundsuits” have been worn by Cave and other professional dancers as part of performances. The “Soundsuits” consist of a wide variety of materials and are designed to make noise as the wearer moves.

Organized by the Denver Art Museum as part of Spun: Adventures in Textiles.



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All photographs courtesy of Denver Art Museum | Jeff Wells