Legendary Installation Artist Nick Cave Sets His Vision on Police Violence #ArtTuesday
Installation artist Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ at MASS MoCA is an epic exploration of police violence in America. Here’s more from PublicDeliery.org:
According to 2017 police records, 900 incidents of gun violence have taken place from the start of the year. For many people, this is just news that seems normal and out there. For artist Nick Cave, it is an issue of deep concern and the best way to embrace those who go through it every day, especially the families is art. In his most recent exhibition, Nick has created a multi-part installation that requires moving through the huge hall at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts for the complete picture.
In the installation, Nick puts together different environments that he represents by the use of colorful tchotchkes, crystals, chandeliers to a garden made from faux with ceramic birds and everything you would expect to find in a garden. For Cave, this setup is like being in the belly of one of his sound-suits. He made the sound suits in 1992 as a response to the public beating that Rodney King of Los Angeles suffered at the hands of the police. He had been using the colorful full-body garments to make a statement against black brutality in the United States, but that does not seem to be enough.
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