Nick Cave | Sojourn

Denver Art Museum | June 9th – September 22nd

Nice Cave, Soundsuit, 2010. Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nice Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Nick Cave: Sojourn, opening at the Denver Art Museum on June 9th and on view through September 22nd will take visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination. The exhibit will feature approximately 40 new artworks including more than 20 new Soundsuits. The immersive and imaginative installation will transport onlookers to a magical world of color, texture, sound and movement. “Sojourn represents a significant departure in Nick Cave’s career, introducing monumentally scaled work that will offer visitors an immersive experience and new narratives in Cave’s oeuvre,” said William Morrow, Polly and Mark Addison Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the DAM.


Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Denver Art Museum.

Cave’s new work departs from his use of human figures and embraces a a focus on abstract and animal forms. The exhibition also includes 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. “Nick Cave’s Soundsuits are mesmerizing hybrids of art, sculpture and dance,” explained Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Meyer, Director of the DAM. 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.


Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2008. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Interested in seeing the exhibit? See it the night before it officially opens at TRIP, a Nick Cave: Sojourn inspired party, the biennial fundraiser for the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Denver Art Museum.

Nick Cave, Sojourn, 2012. Photo by James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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