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Nick Cave and design collaborator Bob Faust create kaleidoscopic mural
Nick Cave/Bob Faust, These bags we carry are filled with promise, 2018. Photo by Ian Douglas.


NEW YORK, NY.- In a special collaboration for New York Live Arts, artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust create a kaleidoscopic mural from one of Cave's iconic soundsuits constructed entirely of woven bags collected from around the world. These bags we carry are filled with promise is a through-the-looking glass interpretation that the baggage we all walk through life with is anything but weighty. In this manifestation, the bags seem to defy gravity, and rather than weighing us down, actually carry the hopes, dreams and aspirations that fuel us for our choices ahead. From the single source image of Cave's work, Faust selects and manipulates key details that seem to morph seamlessly into multiple patterns, shape-shifting across the 31 liner feet of lobby wall. The mural acts as a conditioning agent for audiences, preparing them for the performative experience on Live Arts’ mainstage that awaits on the other side.

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Cave also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Nick Cave: Feat. (The Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2018); Nick Cave: Until (Mass MoCA, 2017); Nick Cave (Telfair Museums, 2017); Spotted by Nick Cave (artspace 2016); Nick Cave: Here Hear (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2015); Currents 109: Nick Cave (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2014); Nick Cave: Sojourn (Denver Art Museum, 2013); and HEARD•NY in New York's Grand Central Terminal (2013).

By drawing upon the language and tools of the design world and capitalizing on his expertise as a typographer, Bob Faust creates visual, visceral and contextual art experiences that inform, empower and/or instigate in the service or celebration of human difference. Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity and clarity through many prestigious exhibitions and publications including: Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container (Chicago Design Museum, 2018), GU LTY / NNOCENT (Call-and-Response to Nick Cave's UNTIL, MASS MoCA, 2017) Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground (MASS MoCA, 2017) Fluid Bound (Co-Prosperity Sphere, 2016) Unfolded: Made with Paper (Chicago Design Museum, 2016) Bob Faust: Peace Pop (Chicago Cultural Center, 2016) Bob Faust: Betweens (Riverside Arts Center, 2016) CHGO DSGN (Chicago Cultural Center, 2014) Nick Cave: Body Work (ICA Boston, 2014) Bob Faust: Ipseity (Manifold Gallery, 2013) Collection (Society of Typographic Arts)





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