Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition Re-opening

9 April 2021

Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibitionwill re-open at the Black Diamond, Copenhagen on 21 April 2021. The exhibition has been extended until 7 August 2021, with reduced hourly admission to ensure additional space for each visitor. Tickets on sale now here.

Stranger Than Kindness is a journey into the creative world of musician and storyteller 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.

There is an accompanying book Stranger Than Kindness, which is available to buy now here.


Supported by main sponsor Gucci and the Danish foundation Beckett-Fonden.

Painting by Ben Smith.

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