About the Event
In The Color Is, Nick Cave and Jack Cave invite you to experience a multimedia extravaganza combining art, fashion, and performance. Hosted inside the Roundhouse at the DuSable Black History Museum and commissioned to coincide with Nick Cave: Forothermore at the MCA, The Color Is pays tribute to Black excellence and innovation throughout history, drawing on influences including the Ebony Fashion Fair, ball culture, and the iconic Emerald City sequence from the 1978 film The Wiz. As part of the event Chicago-based performers and community members model around 80 looks—each garment a unique, couture art object—designed by brothers and artists Nick and Jack Cave, while special musical guest Jamila Woods performs at the center of the space. Both joyous and critical, The Color Is celebrates the way art, fashion, and performance can help us envision a more just future.