The National Gallery of Canada was alive with Soundsuits last night, as contemporary U.S. artist Nick Cave brought his signature creations to Ottawa as part of the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series.
Approximately 400 people attended the event, which offered a conversation between Cave and Jonathan Shaughnessy, the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art; a short film by Cave titled “Drive-By”; and a question and answer session between Cave and audience members. Cave spoke movingly about the heartbreaking genesis of his seemingly whimsical creations, as well as his inspirations and his approach to creating art. Photos from the event are available on our Facebook page, and you can see tweets from the event using the hashtag #artconvoAIE.
Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies will continue in September with painter, sculptor, and printmaker Eric Fischl on September 10. For more on the Contemporary Conversations series, click here. For more information on Art in Embassies, visit art.state.gov.