Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

HELSINKI (AP) — Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the

movie star and the singer-songwriter. The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of Tampere, was initially scheduled to exhibit solely the wide variety

of works by British artist Thomas Houseago — known for his sculptures — but he reportedly persuaded the museum include works by his friends Pitt and Cave. “Cave and Pitt are

already renowned in their respective fields of music and cinema, but this is the first time ever they have exhibited their artwork — pieces which were created during the course of

an ongoing dialogue with Houseago,” the Finnish museum said. Pitt and Cave traveled to Tampere, an university city known for its vibrant culture and music scene, for a

pre-opening event on Saturday. Finnish media reported that both men acknowledged being excited and nervous about presenting their art in public for the first time. Among

the nine works on show by the 58-year-old Pitt is a house-shaped structure molded in clear silicon and shot with bullets and a plaster panel depicting a shooting scene.

Pitt reportedly began making ceramic art following his divorce from Angelina Jolie in 2017. “To me it’s all about self-reflection,” Pitt told the Finnish public broadcaster

YLE. “It’s about, you know, where have I gone wrong in my relationships? Where have I missed up?”