Nick Cave: Forothermore at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Frank Juárez

This past weekend took me to Chicago to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Soldier Field. Before leaving the city I wanted to see Nick Cave’s exhibition at MCA. I have to admit that I first accidentally discovered Cave’s work at the Seattle Art Museum a few years ago. I know, shocking! I had the opportunity to interview him for SchoolArts Magazine in 2018. Having these two experiences made me wanting to learn more about his practice.

Here is snapshot of some of his work currently on view at MCA. I would love to share more, but I do not want to spoil it for you.

Do not wait too long to see this exhibition. It closes October 2, 2022.

About Nick Cave

Nick Cave was born in Fulton, Missouri in 1959. He creates “Soundsuits”—surreally majestic objects blending fashion and sculpture—that originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the Rodney King beatings and have evolved into vehicles for empowerment. Fully concealing the body, the “Soundsuits” serve as an alien second skin that obscures race, gender, and class, allowing viewers to look without bias towards the wearer’s identity. Cave regularly performs in the sculptures himself, dancing either before the public or for the camera, activating their full potential as costume, musical instrument, and living icon. Source: Art21.


@ 2022 Frank Juárez
@ 2022 Frank Juárez
@ 2022 Frank Juárez
@ 2022 Frank Juárez
@ 2022 Frank Juárez

If you go:

Nick Cave: Forothermore

Ends October 2, 2022

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60611


Published by Artdose Magazine

Founded in 2013, Artdose Magazine LLC is an independent print and digital art magazine committed to connecting and supporting the visual arts in the Midwest. Published by Frank Juárez, the magazine is premised on the belief that we all share common goals of introducing, engaging, and offering diverse art experiences. Artdose Magazine LLC appears in print as a bi-annual art magazine, through a weekly art e-newsletter and on Instagram and Facebook. About Frank Juárez Frank Juárez is an award winning art educator, artist, publisher, art coach, and former gallery director living and working in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.. Organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through professional development workshops, use of social media and networking has placed him in the forefront of advancing and promoting local artists and attracting regional and national artists to collaborate, network and exhibit in Wisconsin.

One thought on “Nick Cave: Forothermore at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

  1. I remember that show in Seattle Frank and found it to be quite stunning, inventive and engaging. Good to see his work progressing and growing more engaging and vital. Thanks for sharing, great magazine!

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