Spring 2021: An Evening with Nick Cave

Important Update

We have been closely monitoring how current health and travel issues are evolving with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After consultation with University at Buffalo leadership and a great deal of deliberation, our proactive feeling is that the best thing we can do for our community is to limit non-essential large gatherings. As such, the UB Humanities Institute is postponing An Evening with Nick Cave (March 27) and Performance, Publics, Possibilty (a one-day symposium scheduled for March 28), with the hope of rescheduling in Spring 2021.

UB Center for the Arts: Atrium and Main Stage Theater

6:00-8:30 PM

FREE and Open to the Public

Nick Cave in costume. Photograph by Brendan Bannon.

Humanities to the Rescue: An Evening with Nick Cave (2019-20 CAI Artist-in-Residence and Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities)

Please join us for this very special evening.

6:00pm | Center for the Arts Atrium

7:00pm | Center for the Arts Main Stage

  • Introductions by Robin Schulze (Dean, College of Arts & Sciences) and Christina Milletti (Executive Director, Humanities Institute)
  • Screening of Up Right: Detroit, presented by Nick Cave
  • On-stage discussion featuring Nick Cave with: 

Humanities to the Rescue continues on Saturday with the symposium, “Performance, Publics, Possibility.”

Nick Cave, Photo by Sandro

Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He says of himself, “I have found my middle and now am working toward what I am leaving behind.” Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body. Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin that conceals race, gender, and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment.’

For a look into the world of Nick Cave, check out this interactive feature published by the New York Times