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  1. Sunday, March 3, 2024

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Artist Check-in: Nick Cave and Bob Faust

On Friday February 12, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites, spoke with artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust about their recent commission, Wallworks, at 21c Chicago, the projects they have undertaken during the protests, election, and pandemic, and words of wisdom on how to manifest creative ideas. Check out their full conversation in the video below.


About the artists:

Nick Cave is an artist, educator, and messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He serves as director of the graduate fashion program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cave’s multi-media artworks and performances have been presented at museums and in public spaces all over the world. Cave’s work is part of many public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the High Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Orlando Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others.

You can follow Nick on Instagram @nickcaveart


Bob Faust is the principle and creative director of Faust LLC a cultural branding and communications studio operating at the intersection of art and design that results in absorptive visual experiences based in Chicago. His collaborative and non-secular approach to his work results in functionally expressive visual experiences that inspire change and instigate tangible actions. He has been recognized as a design leader nationally and internationally. As well as an artist in his own right, Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, where he both collaborates on exhibition design as well as produces Cave’s performance works.

You can follow Bob on Instagram @bob_faust



Facility is a place. It’s a multi-disciplinary creative space. And it is home to Cave Studio, Faust Associates, and $oundsuit$hop, while also serving as a creative hub for other artists, artisans, designers and architects. Additionally, Facility plays host to myriad pop-up special projects such as exhibitions, performances and fresh retail experiences.

Facility is a philosophy. It believes that art and design can create peace, build power, and change the world … that by fostering an environment and community built from your dreams you will wake up daily within your destiny.

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