Nick Cave: Forothermore Spiral-Bound | June 21, 2022

Nick Cave (By (artist)), Naomi Beckwith (Edited by), Madeleine Grynsztejn (Foreword by), Romi Crawford (Text by), Krista Thompson (Text by), Antwaun Sargent (Text by), Malik Gaines (Text by), Meida McNeal (Text by), Damita Jo Freeman (Interviewee), Nona Hendryx (Interviewee), Linda Johnson Rice (Interviewee)

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With a wealth of images and commentary, this is the essential career survey of Cave's socially responsive art

The definitive volume on the ever-evolving and shape-shifting work of the Chicago-based artist, Nick Cave: Forothermore highlights the way Cave’s practice has shifted and continues to shift in response to our history and current moment of cultural crisis. Including several new, never-before-seen works, the book shows an artist at the height of his power.
Addressing topics ranging from art history to social justice, Nick Cave: Forothermore includes essays from Naomi Beckwith, Romi Crawford, Antwaun Sargent, Malik Gaines, Krista Thompson and Meida Teresa McNeal. Punctuating these contributions are interviews with the artist exploring his life, work and teaching practice, as well as a roundtable discussion between Cave and dancer Damita Jo Freeman, musician Nona Hendryx and publisher Linda Johnson Rice on Cave's art and influences, as well as pivotal cultural phenomena from Soul Train to Ebony magazine. Nick Cave: Forothermore reveals the way art, music, fashion and performance can help us envision a more just future.
Nick Cave (born 1959) is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body, initially created in direct response to the police beating of Rodney King in 1991. Cave has had major exhibitions at MASS MoCA (2016), Cranbrook Art Museum (2015), Saint Louis Art Museum (2014–15), ICA Boston (2014), Denver Art Museum (2013), Seattle Art Museum (2011) and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2009), among others. Cave lives and works in Chicago.

Publisher: D.A.P. ARTBOOK
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1942884966
Item Weight: 4.3 lbs
Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.91 x 11.0 inches
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Achieves a paradoxical tone of elegiac flamboyance in his work, confronting the spectre of anti-Black brutality with glittering feats of assemblage and couturier-level craft. -Johanna Fateman / New Yorker
Naomi Beckwith is the deputy director at the Guggenheim Museum. Previously, Beckwith held positions at the MCA Chicago and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Romi Crawford is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was previously a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Antwaun Sargent is the author of “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” (Aperture, 2019) and the editor of “Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists” (D.A.P., 2020).
Nona Hendryx is best known as a member of Labelle, the rock, funk and glam band that recorded the #1 hit “Lady Marmalade.”
Malik Gaines is a professor at New York University. He is the author of “Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left” (NYU Press, 2017).
Linda Johnson Rice is the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, and the steward of the treasured Ebony/Jet photo archives shared between the Getty Foundation and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
Damita Jo Freeman is an American dancer and actress who started her career in the 1970s on the TV show “Soul Train.”
Meida Teresa McNeal is the artistic/managing director of Honey Pot Performance and the arts & culture manager for the Chicago Park District.
Krista Thompson is a professor at Northwestern University.