Nick Cave tackles the question: Is there racism in heaven?

American artist Nick Cave returns to Carriageworks with an exhibition triggered by gun and race-related violence, and yet welcomes Australian communities into the discussion.
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Nick Cave unveiled his project Until at Carriagworks this week; photo ArtsHub

Director of Carriageworks Lisa Havilah was direct when she probed American artist Nick Cave. ‘Is there racism in heaven?’ she asked.

The Chicago-based artist said that while he wasn’t sure, his massive installation Until, unveiled this week at the Sydney venue, offers viewers an experience that addresses racial profiling, gun and race-related violence in America.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina