For Currents 109, American artist, Nick Cave will present new works, including Soundsuits, a video work, and his shimmering circular tondos in four galleries across the Museum. In addition to the installations of Cave's works in the East Building, one work will appear in the Museum's galleries of historical African art. Cave's oeuvre resonates with performance and mixed-media arts from Africa and the African diaspora, such as for ceremonial masquerades and carnival festivities. Both Cave's Soundsuits and mixedmedia African arts are admired as singular works of art in our galleries; yet they were also created for performance in multisensory spectacles complete with dance, music, and a community of audience participants. Trained as a visual artist and dancer, Nick Cave animates his Soundsuits through dancers who inhabit and perform them.
Learn more about Currents 109 at slam.org.