This is the first in a (hopefully) semi-educational series on contemporary art in general. Let’s see if all ummm… 1 of my followers like it. I hope to follow up with other posts.
Last month I had the joy of seeing artist Nick Cave (no, not the singer, although I have gotten drunk with him in the past,) do a performance at the Peabody Essex Museum. As openings/events (can it be an opening midway through the show?) go it was spectacular. The entire museum space was turned into a giant performance space with viewers able to walk through and interact with the performers as the chose to. And honestly, if you were a kid, you had the best time ever. Cave’s performance really resonated with kids in the audience. I am sure they had more fun that the adults. Especially since it was a cash bar and not an open one. My only wish would have been to see it timed on a weekend afternoon so more kids could come. It was surely one of those events that makes at least a few children lifelong arts fans.
Enough of me though. On to the video!