Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition

21 November 2019

Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition opens at The Black Diamond, Copenhagen on 23 March and runs until 3 October 2020. Tickets are on sale now with a limited early bird offer available until 4 December 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 will be an accompanying book Stranger Than Kindness, published by Canongate on 23 March 2020, more details to follow.

Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition
The Black Diamond – Royal Danish Library
Søren Kierkegaards Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark

23 March – 3 October 2020
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday closed

Ticket information
Advance booking advised, please visit
Tickets: 12 € (concessions available)
Early Bird discount available from 21 November to 4 December 2019

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

Painting by Ben Smith.

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