Thursday, October 11, 2007

Nick Cave at RISD

Chicago artist Nick Cave spoke at RISD last night and described his 2006 “Soundsuit” (pictured at left) that the RISD Museum acquired this year and is on view there through October 11. It’s made of found knit sweaters, socks, driftwood, dryer lint, and paint. Cave said:
I’m thinking about these figures that sort of come out only at night. That are sort of like these bogeymen. And so they walk the streets and sort of absorb all of the hate. And the surfaces, they sort of collect all these relics as a way of protection, as a guardian.
Image courtesy of the artist and New York’s Jack Shainman Gallery.


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