Malkauns Raga, 1973, Moki Cherry

Moki Cherry: Here and Now

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
31 May - 27 August 2023

Discover the colourful, kaleidoscope career of 20th-century Swedish polymath Moki Cherry.

Moki Cherry’s eclectic artistic practice saw her dabble in textiles, fashion design, woodworking, painting, ceramics and set design until her death in 2009. This exhibition brings together over 30 works by Cherry in a range of mediums, some of which will be displayed in the UK for the first time.

A particular highlight is the story of the artist’s legendary collaboration with jazz musician Don Cherry. After meeting in 1963, a romantic relationship and artistic partnership ensued, with Moki Cherry becoming well known for the tapestries and costumes she created for Don Cherry’s performances, only increasing her status as a shining star on the Stockholm cultural scene.

Discover how Moki Cherry used creativity as means of communication and inspiration, underpinned by the desire for her art to be enjoyed in varied arenas, from galleries and stages to the domestic home.

This exhibition was supported by a Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant from Art Fund.

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