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When rounding up Boston fashion exhibits during Travel Week, one of the brightest presentations (literally, most vividly hued) was that of Nick Cave at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Chicago-based artist brought a couple of his infamous "Soundsuits" to the Peabody Essex Museum just last year, offering up a visual feast of abstract costumes built from found objects and intended to make unique noise while in movement (typically, through dance).
Opening tonight (and running through March 4), Cave's ICA exhibit features not only his signature "Soundsuits," but also a new selection of the full-body armor, alongside sculpture including furniture and life-size dog figurines. On Sunday, March 2, Boston College professor Min Hyoung Song will delve into the backstory of Cave's seemingly jovial artwork—the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles—as an in-gallery lecture.
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