News ID: 324249
Published: 0311 GMT September 20, 2022

Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland
In this photo provided by Sara Hilden Art Museum, British artist Thomas Houseago (C), poses with U.S. actor Brad Pitt (R) and Australian musician Nick Cave prior to the opening of their joint exhibition in Tampere, Finland, on September 17, 2022.

Hollywood’s Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the movie star and the singer-songwriter.

The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of Tampere, was initially scheduled to exhibit solely the wide variety of works by British artist Thomas Houseago – known for his sculptures – but he reportedly persuaded the museum to include works by his friends Pitt and Cave, AP reported.

“Cave and Pitt are already renowned in their respective fields of music and cinema, but this is the first time ever they have exhibited their artwork, pieces which were created during the course of an ongoing dialogue with Houseago,” the Finnish museum said.

Pitt and Cave traveled to Tampere, a college town known for its vibrant culture and music scene, for a pre-opening event on Saturday. Finnish media reported that both men acknowledged being excited and nervous about presenting their art in public for the first time.

Among the nine works on show by the 58-year-old Pitt is a house-shaped structure molded in clear silicon and shot with bullets and a plaster panel depicting a shooting scene.

Pitt reportedly began making ceramic art following his divorce in 2017.

“To me, it’s all about self-reflection,” Pitt told the Finnish public broadcaster YLE. “It’s about, you know, where have I gone wrong in my relationships? Where have I messed up?”

“It was borne out of ownership really, what I call a radical inventory of self, getting really grueling honest with me and ... taking account of those I may have hurt and moments I’ve just gotten wrong,” the American Oscar-winning actor and film producer told YLE.

From Cave, the exhibition features a series of ceramic figurines. He designed, painted and glazed the 17 figures between 2020 and this year.

The exhibition opened Sunday and runs through Jan. 15, 2023.



Resource: َAP
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