The Museum of Everyone (MOE) is an inclusive portable platform for artists and creatives that aims to amplify a diverse range of voices and perspectives through both artist and community-led initiatives. MOE problematizes the role traditional museums play in perpetuating colonial values. It acknowledges that a ‘business as usual’ policy in historic institutions is an act of compliance that had tears to the archaic legacy of western ideals.
With this in mind, MOE aims to engage with artists whose practice engages in social or political activism, marginalized groups and the public by developing an active platform for creativity, discourse, collaboration and action. MOE’s ethos is to center the stories of its participants and developing projects that support community and forge change.
Museum of Everyone, Communal – The Art of Coexistence (Pilot Project)
Dublin city is defined by a multicultural population, but how often do these diverse cultures collide? How often do we venture outside the familiarity of our communities to experience the culture, heritage, and spirituality of the people we coexist with? Is there potential for us to build authentic connections through art? How can art empower communities and drive integration?
As capitalistic powers continue to degrade our cities’ cultural epicentres and anthropocentric realities fracture our natural landscapes is there solace to be found in defining new creative spaces for communality?
As biopolitical tensions see our own and other European governments seeking to ghettoize particular communities fleeing conflict, can we operate a creative space that defies these policies, and seek to integrate pre-existing and new communities?
MOE – Communal is a platform for open discussion on themes of biopolitics, multiculturalism, conflict resolution, colonial legacies, xenophobia, racism, transphobia, homophobia, spatial politics and embodied democracy.
Through its residency at IMMA MOE – Communal will facilitate a series of workshops, talks, public-facing events, communal meals headed by its core artists and researchers – Éireann and I’s curator and researcher Beulah Ezeugo and cultural producer Joselle Ntumba, Irish-Iraqi multidisciplinary artist Basil Al-Rawi, Indian visual artist and filmmaker Pradeep Mahadeshwar, MOE writer in residence Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro, Swedish visual artist Ella Bertilsson, Romanian visual artist and researcher Istvan Laszlo, Irish multidisciplinary visual artist Alan Phelan, Irish visual artist and educator Sarah Edmondson, Brazilian interdisciplinary artist Thaís Muniz and lead artist and curator Brendan Fox.
April – August 2023
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