Brad Pitt and Nick Cave make a surprise artistic debut in Finland

Hollywood star Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have made their debut as artists in an exhibition featuring their sculptures and ceramics in Finland.

he Sara Hilden Art Museum in the southern Finnish city of Tampere was originally set to showcase the wide variety of work by British artist Thomas Houseago – known for his sculptures – but he reportedly persuaded the museum to include works by his famous friends.

“Cave and Pitt are already well-known in their respective fields of music and cinema, but this is the first time ever that they are exhibiting their artworks – pieces created through an ongoing dialogue with Houseago,” the museum said.

Pitt and Cave traveled to Tampere, a university town known for its vibrant culture and music scene, for a pre-opening event on Saturday. Finnish media reported that both men said they were excited and nervous to present their art publicly for the first time.


Museum Director Anna Hjorth-Rontynen, Nick Cave, Chief Curator Sarianne Saikkonen, Thomas Houseago, Mayor of Tampere Anna-Kaisa Icons and Brad Pitt (Jussi Koivunen/AP)

Among the nine works by 58-year-old Pitt on display are a house-shaped structure molded from clear silicone and riddled with bullets, and a plasterboard depicting a shooting scene.

He reportedly started making ceramic art after his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2017.

“For me, it’s all about self-reflection,” Pitt told Finnish public broadcaster YLE. “It’s about, you know what I did wrong in my relationships? Where did I screw up?

“It was really a matter of personal responsibility, what I call a radical self-inventory, getting really cruelly honest with myself and… considering those I may have hurt and the moments where I’m just wrong,” said the American Oscar -Award winning actor and film producer opposite YLE.

Von Cave, known for his dark baritone voice as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds frontman, the exhibition features a series of ceramic figurines depicting the life of the devil.

He designed, painted and glazed the 17 figures between 2020 and this year.

“I wanted to make devils because I like red. And I like the red frosting color,” Cave told YLE.

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“I finally decided to do the life story of the devil. For me personally it speaks something about the idea of ​​forgiveness or the need to be forgiven. It is a very personal work for me.”

The exhibition opened on Sunday and runs until January 15. Brad Pitt and Nick Cave make a surprise artistic debut in Finland

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