UnderCover: Inspiration: The art of Nick Cave

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inspiration: The art of Nick Cave

Who says contemporary art can't be exuberant?!

I just adore the soundsuit sculptures of Chicago-based artist Nick Cave. His work is beautiful to see—with its intricate construction, vivid colors, and universal Big Bird/Cousin It appeal. But it's also wonderful to hear and to amazing to behold in motion. (I love the fact that Cave used to be an Alvin Ailey dancer because the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is my favorite dance troupe. My parents attended a performance when my mother was pregnant with me—I was a fan in utero!—and I see them whenever they perform in Austin.) This journalist suggests that Cave's work has the potential to induce Stendhal syndrome—had to look that up—and I agree with him.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

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