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Nick Cave announces new autobiography and exhibition, ‘Stranger Than Kindness’

Nick Cave Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave has announced a new illustrated autobiography and exhibition, both titled Stranger Than Kindness (after his 1986 song of the same name). The book comes out March 23, 2020, and the exhibition opens that same day and runs through October 3 at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen. Here’s more via Nick Cave’s website:

Stranger Than Kindness is a journey into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.

The exhibition brings together large scale installations and original atmospheric soundscapes with more than 300 objects from Cave’s own collection, the Nick Cave archive at Arts Centre Melbourne, the collections of Royal Danish Library and a number of private lenders.

It presents more than 50 years of Cave’s life, work and inspiration in a spatial, multi-sensory exploration of his many real and imagined universes. Pieces including original artwork, handwritten lyrics, literature, photography, videos, set designs, and collected personal artefacts are shown in a shifting, immersive narrative across eight rooms.

The exhibition was developed and designed by Christina Back, Royal Danish Library and Janine Barrand, Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with Nick Cave for The Black Diamond, Copenhagen. It was curated and produced by Royal Danish Library in collaboration with the Australian Music Vault at Arts Centre Melbourne. The soundscapes were composed and recorded for the exhibition by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

As for the book, publishers Canongate said, “Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. This highly collectible book contains images selected by Cave from ‘Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition’, presented by the Royal Danish Library in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. Featuring full-colour reproductions of original artwork, handwritten lyrics, photographs and collected personal artefacts, it presents Cave’s life, work and inspiration and explores his many real and imagined universes.”

Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now.

Earlier this year, Nick released his great new album Ghosteen. Watch the visualizer/lyric video for the album below.

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