1 March 2022
Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition is an unprecedented look into
the creative world of musician, storyteller, and cultural icon Nick Cave. With more than
300 objects collected or created by Nick Cave through six decades of his creative and private life brought together in large-scale installations, the exhibition is an artwork in itself.
Created for The Black Diamond of The Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, and with
Cave as a co-curator and co-designer, the exhibition is an unorthodox fusion of
biography, autobiography, and fiction, asking what shapes our lives and makes us
who we are.
It covers the journey from Cave’s childhood in 1960s Wangaratta, Australia, through
the chaotic years with his first bands, The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party, and his relocation to Berlin and then London. Central is the ever-evolving collaboration in Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, from the band’s inception in Cave’s most obsessive period in Berlin, up to their latest release Ghosteen (2019), widely acknowledged as their best work ever. The exhibition reveals how Nick Cave’s life, music, archives and fictions continue to intertwine, inform and inspire each other.
Here’s the trailer for the exhibition….
The exhibition opens Friday, April 8 at the Galerie de la Maison Du Festival Montreal.