NICK CAVE
EXHIBITION

A MILLION LITTLE HISTORIES

The exhibition presents more than 50 years of Cave’s life, work, and creative output presented through a spatialized lens — a multi-sensory exploration of his many real and imagined universes. 

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A deep dive into the artist’s inner world, artistic process, and creative output, audiences are invited to discover a multitude of fragments; the sights, sounds and material objects that, woven together, constitute an ever-evolving record of personal reflection, development, and creative inspiration. 

Visitors are invited to follow Cave’s development as an artist — to delve into his creative process, to gain insight into his obsessions and overarching themes, to explore his methods, and to uncover his many sources of influence and inspiration. Behind each work is an equally fascinating artistic process built piece by piece from the fragments of a life lived. 

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YOU HAVE BECOME A WE, AND WE ARE EACH OTHER: A VAST COMMUNITY OF ASTONISHING POTENTIAL

Stranger Than Kindness 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 80s Berlin and 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 Carnage (2021). 

Together with long-time musical collaborator Warren Ellis, Cave has also composed and recorded an 7500 square foot soundscape that both supports and contrasts the physical narrative presented across the eight exhibition rooms. 

The exhibition also contains two installations created with artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who wrote and directed the 2014 Bafta-nominated Nick Cave feature documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.

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The exhibition experience reveals how Nick Cave’s life, music, archive and fictions continue to intertwine, inform and inspire each other

 

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Stranger Than Kindness explores what shapes our lives and makes us who we are. It celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit

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A MILLION LITTLE HISTORIES

The exhibition presents more than 50 years of Cave’s life, work, and creative output presented through a spatialized lens — a multi-sensory exploration of his many real and imagined universes. 

Gratitude

A deep dive into the artist’s inner world, artistic process, and creative output, audiences are invited to discover a multitude of fragments; the sights, sounds and material objects that, woven together, constitute an ever-evolving record of personal reflection, development, and creative inspiration. 

Visitors are invited to follow Cave’s development as an artist — to delve into his creative process, to gain insight into his obsessions and overarching themes, to explore his methods, and to uncover his many sources of influence and inspiration. Behind each work is an equally fascinating artistic process built piece by piece from the fragments of a life lived. 

Obsession_1-copy

YOU HAVE BECOME A WE, AND WE ARE EACH OTHER: A VAST COMMUNITY OF ASTONISHING POTENTIAL

Stranger Than Kindness 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 80s Berlin and 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 Carnage (2021). 

Together with long-time musical collaborator Warren Ellis, Cave has also composed and recorded an 7500 square foot soundscape that both supports and contrasts the physical narrative presented across the eight exhibition rooms. 

The exhibition also contains two installations created with artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who wrote and directed the 2014 Bafta-nominated Nick Cave feature documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.

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GALERIE DE LA MAISON DU FESTIVAL
305 STE-CATHERINE WEST
MONTREAL QC CANADA

MON AND TUE - CLOSED
WED AND THU 12AM – 5:30PM
FRI 11AM - 8PM
SAT 11AM – 8PM
SUN 11AM – 6:30PM

PRESENTED BY

DESIGN - BERGER studio 
DEVELOPMENT - RAFA OLIVARRÍA

GALERIE DE LA MAISON DU FESTIVAL
305 STE-CATHERINE WEST
MONTREAL QC CANADA

MON AND TUE - CLOSED
WED AND THU 12AM – 5:30PM
FRI 11AM - 8PM
SAT 11AM – 8PM
SUN 11AM – 6:30PM

PRESENTED BY

DESIGN - BERGER studio | DEVELOPMENT - RAFA OLIVARRÍA