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Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

Nick Cave SoundsuitPhoto courtesy of Fowler Museum at UCLA
Nick Cave Soundsuit
Photo courtesy of Fowler Museum at UCLA
Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth
LOS ANGELES  •  Fowler Museum at UCLA  •  Ongoing
The largest scale presentation of work by Chicago-based artist and former Alvin Ailey dancer Nick Cave features  forty of his "Soundsuits"— multi-layered mixed-media, wearable sculptures named for the sounds made when the sculptures are worn. As reminiscent of African and religious ceremonial costumes as they are of haute couture, Cave's work explores issues of ceremony, ritual, myth and identity through a layering of concepts, highly-skilled techniques and varied traditions, and using materials such as fabrics, beads, sequins, old bottle caps, rusted iron, sticks, twigs, leaves, and hair. Mad, humorous, elaborate, grotesque, glamorous and unexpected, the soundsuits are created from scavenged ordinary materials—detritus from both nature and culture—that Cave re-contextualizes into visionary works of art.

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Contact: 308 Charles E. Young Drive North
Los Angeles CA 90095
Tel: (1) : 310 825 43 61

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