Curated by Paul Smith & Friends // meet Jem Mavroleon
30 sep 2014 by Nur El Shami
In celebration of Frieze Art Fair 2014, art:i:curate teams with Paul Smith to host an innovative exhibition of work by emerging London-based artists that combines Mayfair’s deep-rooted art heritage with the digital world’s trail-blazing creative community.
Open to all, by registering at articurate.net, everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity in front of an audience of both art fans and the industry’s elite.
When Jem Mavroleon heard about the possibility of being a co-curator of the show, it didn't take him long to make his own personal selection.
Profession: 7 year old
Secret profession or when I grow up I want to be: Lead singer in a band - and a daddy.
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
JM: Messy chic, rapper, superhero.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
JM: Curious, funny, and I foul in football a lot so they call me 'the fouler'.
AIC: What inspires you?
JM: Inventors - you know like the guy who invented cars. Oh, and adventures.
AIC: Who's your hero?
JM: My mum.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
JM: Bugs, National Geographic for kids, football cards, soldiers and art.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
JM: My iPad.
AIC: What does the term 'curating' mean to you?
JM: It means I get to pick stuff I like.
AIC: Why did you get involved in this project?
JM: It sounded like fun.
AIC: How do you usually take art in?
JM: By making it myself.
AIC: Describe Paul Smith in three words.
JM: Famous, cool, interesting.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
JM: I am the best defender - oh, and I play the trumpet!