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From the Archives: Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2009; fabric with applique crochet and buttons, knitted yarn, metal armature, mannequin. Courtesy of the Artist, the Jack Shainman Gallery, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

“…Once the Rodney King incident happened, I realized at that moment that I was an artist with a social conscience. […] But you know, honey, we got a lot of work to do around the world,” says Nick Cave in conversation with Tori Bush. At a time when energies toward resistance might be flagging, we find inspiration in Cave’s work with the community in Shreveport and in his[…..]

Best of 2015 – Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

As we continue our look back over the year, today’s selection for our Best of 2015 series comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Emily Holmes: “As the year wraps up, I was pleased to see Tori Bush’s recent interview with Nick Cave. I remember not knowing who he was when his work was at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and I regretfully missed the exhibition.[…..]

Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

Shreveport is a border town at the crossroads of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The city is known for its musical history—the term “Elvis has left the building” was coined there. But Shreveport also suffers from crippling issues of injustice. Shreveport prosecutors use peremptory challenges to bar people of color from juries, and juries in Caddo Parish “now sentence more people to death per capita than[…..]