Don, Moki and Eagle-Eye Cherry at a children’s workshop surrounded by tapestries by Moki. Courtesy: Cherry Archive, Estate of Moki Cherry.
Join us for the preview of Moki Cherry: Here and Now
, the first solo exhibition in a UK institution of Swedish artist, designer and educator Moki Cherry (1943 – 2009). Displaying over 30 artworks and archival material, it gives an insight into her expansive and collaborative practice across textile, sculpture, painting, drawing, writing, collage and video. The exhibition celebrates her exploration of where art and life meet, and her inventive resolve in the face of gendered challenges working both as an artist and mother – issues that remain pertinent today.
6.30 – 8pm Exhibition preview (Lower Gallery)
8 – 9pm Ain Bailey, DJ set (Bar)
9 – 10:30pm Tessa Pollitt, DJ set (Bar)
Moki Cherry (1943 – 2009) was a Swedish interdisciplinary artist and designer who worked in tapestry, fashion design, painting, music, collage, woodwork and ceramics. She worked with materials that have a relationship to functionality and themes relating to nature and spirituality. Moki envisioned her life and work as part of an aesthetic utopian vision of ‘home as stage, stage as home’, in which her artworks were experienced in the home, in music and theatre performances, and in art galleries.
Recent solo exhibitions include Moki Cherry, Galleri Nicolai Wallner (2022), Copenhagen, Denmark; Organic Music Societies, Argos, Brussels, Belgium (2022); Moki Cherry: Communicate, How? Paintings and Tapestries, 1967 – 1980, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, USA (2021); and Organic Music Societies, Blank Forms, New York City, USA (2021). Her works are held in the collections of: the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; and Muzeum Susch, Zernez, Switzerland.