Moon Cheese Curatorial & Community Statement
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Moon Cheese Curator is a space carved out within the endlessness of the internet, representing both the art and story of the artist.
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Everything that we are, we bring to our art. Moon Cheese Curator portrays artists as whole beings who contain contradictory multitudes and experiences. The interface between art-making and health adds to a richer understanding of what it means to be an artist. I am interested in art that inhabits one’s own body politic.
My approach is holistic: representing whole people whose lives encompass trials and tribulations often left out of typical curatorial mandates. Those I profile create artwork through and around these experiences, their stories highlight how their body impacts their art. Chronic pain and illness, disability, adverse health experiences, and everyday ageing and changes to the body play a role in our development as artists and artsworkers.
When we are working out who we are, we love to slice ourselves up into pieces of identity: star signs, places of origin, schools, genders, diagnoses, ethnicities, sexualities, belief systems, language groups, aesthetics. Recognizing all of our layers and identifying different influences on who we are can be deeply meaningful, but experiencing ourselves as divided and taxonomied is enriching only so far.
While Moon Cheese Curator prioritizes the intersection of art-making and health, my curatorial mandate is mainly one of inclusivity and access. An artist’s creation is a living embodiment of an assemblage of incorporeal and material circumstance that should not be limited to one identity politic or rule. My platform is a conduit for artistic narratives without allegiance to any exclusive political alliance or tradition.
I curate artists who:
- come as they are
- make good art
- tell their story
- call others in.
I aim to allow the audience the time and space to accept the gift of what you’ve made, how you made it, and who you were while you made it.
Everyone is welcome.