“It was exciting and wonderful,” Sarianne Soikkonen, curator of the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, the Nordic country’s third-largest city, told AFP.
For the first time, the American actor exhibited nine works, including a house-shaped structure molded in transparent silicone and fired with bullets. The artist also featured a coffin-sized bronze box with hands, feet and faces and a plaster wall sculpture titled Aiming At You I Saw Me But It Was Too Late This Time.
The star reportedly started doing ceramics after his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2017. According to The Sun, the actor now has a sculpture studio in his Los Angeles home. He would have invited Leonardo DiCaprio during the filming of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to “get closer to their common love for pottery”.
Brad Pitt shared this joint exhibition with British artist Thomas Houseago, as well as Australian rock star Nick Cave.
“For Nick and me, it’s a new world and a first performance. It just feels good,” the actor told Finnish television Yle on Saturday, who didn’t know he would be there. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s about introspection. It’s about knowing where I went wrong in my relationships, where I took a misstep,” the star shared.
The exhibition was billed as the Nordic premiere of renowned sculptor and painter Thomas Houseago, a central figure in modern sculpture. The presence of Brad Pitt and Nick Cave thus created a surprise in Tampere.