Moki Cherry’s art could be included as an element of concerts in Paris, Copenhagen, or the Scanian countryside. By presenting her art outside of art galleries and theater stages, in places such as her own home, she dissolved hierarchies between public and private and between creator and viewer. Children, her own and others’, were both observers and collaborators.– Moki Cherry’s multifaceted art continues to fascinate and to be relevant. Her brilliantly-colored idiom, engagement in her surroundings, how she encouraged participation and sought ways to be a parent and an artist at the same time. She shifted from the motto to ‘make a more beautiful world’ as a teenager to ‘life is my artwork’,” describe the exhibition’s curators Elisabeth Millqvist and Andreas Nilsson.
Moderna Museet in Stockholm presented an exhibition with Moki Cherry in 2016. Since then, interest in her art has only increased, with several presentations in the USA; in 2021, a comprehensive publication by Blank Forms, New York features both Moki and Don Cherry with a particular focus on the boundary-crossing work that occurred under the name Organic Music. The exhibition at Moderna Museet Malmö also coincides with the 50-year anniversary of Don Cherry’s album Organic Music Society, for which Moki Cherry designed the album cover.
“A Journey Eternal” is the most comprehensive presentation of Moki Cherry’s work to date and gives a broad picture of her oeuvre–from clothing, a hybrid of painting and textile applications, and her vision of interdisciplinary artwork and depictions of home and surroundings to activities intended for children. As an observation of the last element, this exhibition also includes a creative workshop.
Moki Cherry is also the subject of a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and is a part of a group exhibition at Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Previous exhibitions include Malmö Konstmuseum (2018), and Marabouparken, Stockholm (2016); Landskrona Konsthall (2008), and solo exhibitions at Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö (1997) and Kristianstads Länsmuseum (1986). Internationally, her work has been shown at such institutions as Argos in Brussels (2022), Saint Peter’s Church in New York (1992), LAX 814 in Los Angeles (1979), and Centre Beaubourg Pompidou in Paris (1974).