Nick Cave: Sojourn

Jun 9, 2013–Sep 22, 2013

Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Sh

Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

Nick Cave: Sojourn, at the Denver Art Museum

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Closed: June 9, 2013–Sep 22, 2013
Hamilton Building - Level 2

“Artist Nick Cave’s gorgeous creations are a must-see at the DAM....” – Michael Paglia, Westword

Sojourn will delight audiences of all ages with its sophisticated blend of color and whimsy." – Westword

Nick Cave: Sojourn is a multisensory experience unlike any other.... Cave’s imagination is a whimsical, talented land that begs you to immerse yourself.”– Daliah Singer, 5280

Taking visitors on a journey through the artist’s imagination, Nick Cave: Sojourn will feature approximately 40 new artworks including more than 20 new Soundsuits. Cave’s multi-sensory, immersive installation will transport visitors to a magical world of color, texture, sound, and movement.

In the exhibition, visitors will see a passageway constructed of thousands of buttons; large-scale, sculptural objects made out of found objects; more than 20 new Soundsuits; and new short films.

Described as textiles-meet-modern dance, Cave’s colorful, larger-than-life sculptures have been displayed in museums and many of the Soundsuits have been worn by Cave and other professional dancers as part of performances. The Soundsuits consist of a wide variety of materials and are designed to make noise as the wearer moves.

Nick Cave: Sojourn will be on view through September 22, 2013. This ticketed exhibition is free for members.

Soundsuits Performance

More Nick Cave Content

  • Find more artworks by and interviews with Nick Cave on the DAM's Nick Cave board on Pinterest and Nick Cave playlist on YouTube.
  • Find links to behind-the-scenes notes about Nick Cave: Sojourn in the Related Blog Posts box on this page.

Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.

News & Stories

  • Nick Cave Inspires DAM Staff to Share Pet "Rescues"
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Nick Cave Inspires DAM Staff to Share Pet "Rescues"

    Note: Dog rescue organizations have designated October as National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. In honor of that, and to bid farewell to Nick Cave's Rescues, some of us on the Denver Art Museum staff share our rescue pets (cats included). More

  • Young Fan Waves Goodbye to Nick Cave: Sojourn
    Blog: Making & Doing

    Young Fan Waves Goodbye to Nick Cave: Sojourn

    Perhaps no one will miss Nick Cave: Sojourn as much as five-year-old Pascal Spangenberg. On September 22, the final day of the exhibition; Pascal and his mother Tara were the last visitors in the gallery. As they were leaving, Tara reminded Pascal that this was their last visit. Pascal, though sad, remained positive and said, “there’s still one Soundsuit left- it’s me!” More

  • Freedom & Inspiration: One Local Dancer Shares Her Nick Cave Experience
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Freedom & Inspiration: One Local Dancer Shares Her Nick Cave Experience

    At Untitled #58 (Getup) on June 28, 2013, artist Nick Cave presented Nick Cave Performance Lab: "Figure This." Over 120 local dancers auditioned for the chance to participate, including DAM security officer Laura Burchard. Laura was one of 15 chosen to perform. She describes her experience as follows: More