To many people, sculpture and design are static, silent fields of art. Nick Caves performance art, however, is not. Half fashion show, half dance recital, Cave brings his so-called Soundsuits to life with movement. The suits are densely constructed, full body assemblages that resemble ceremonial African garb made of everything from tchotchkes to human hair. The Chicago-based artist will be taking part in the ongoing Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Lecture Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism, where he will speak and give insight into his work and methods. The series brings accomplished artists and critics to the public at large and includes courses and seminars for students. Cave is known for his traveling exhibitions, most recently Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. His work resides in a number of public art collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Studio Museum in Harlem. The lecture takes place at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free with museum admission. Visit nashersculpturecenter.org or call 940-565-4001 for further information.
Tue., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., 2011