EXHIBITION Weekend Kick-Off: Nick Cave & Art For Justice

September 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust join representatives of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and Illinois Humanities, grantees of the Art for Justice Fund, for a conversation on issues related to mass incarceration, freedom, advocacy, and structural inequity. The conversation takes place in honor of the limited-edition print produced by Cave and Faust, commissioned by EXPO CHICAGO for the last edition of the exposition.Following a tradition of artist-made prints for the Chicago International Art Exposition at Navy Pier during the 1980s and 90s, the work draws upon iconic motifs found in Cave’s practice and sculptural Soundsuits. Hosted alongside these concepts in Cave’s practice, this panel will address contemporary social issues, advocacy, and structural inequity.

Co-hosted by EXPO CHICAGO and Marketplace Partner Artsy, the proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit the Art for Justice Fund, Nick Cave and Bob Faust’s Facility Foundation, and EXPO CHICAGO’s Curatorial Initiatives 2020 fall programming, presented in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI). The limited-edition print can be purchased here. Presented in partnership with Ocula.

Nick Cave / Bob Faust
Head Dressed, 2019
$3,000 USD

Panelists | Nick Cave and Bob Faust (Artists; Co-Founders, Facility), Gabrielle Lyon (Illinois Humanities), and Quintin Williams (Heartland Alliance). Introduction by Agnes Gund (Art for Justice).