Nick Cave Enlivens theMART’s Facade During NeoCon

Ba Boom Boom Pa Pop Pop features dancers wearing Cave’s famous “Soundsuits,” costumelike sculptures the artist has been making since 1992.

A lively, colorful video by American artist Nick Cave is among the latest sensations being projected onto the river-facing facade of theMART this summer, as part of its Art on theMART series. On view nightly at 9 p.m. through September 7, the site-specific projection (Ba Boom Boom Pa Pop Pop) features dancers wearing Cave’s famous “Soundsuits,” costumelike sculptures he’s been making since 1992. The work showcases original footage together with remastered content from an earlier film by Cave titled Drive-By (2011). NeoCon registrants can learn more about his provocative art and unique perspective by attending “Between Art and Design,” a June 13 conversation at theMART between Cave and his design partner Bob Faust moderated by IIDA executive vice president and CEO Cheryl Durst. Cave’s first-ever retrospective, Forothermore, is also on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 

Nick Cave portrait

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