Interview: Akram Khan MBE, Dancer & Choreographer

South London native Akram Khan’s early solo works gleaned much praise, not only for his confident and innovative interpretations of kathak, but also his compelling capacity as a performer. Following appearances at the Dance Umbrella festival and a period working with celebrated choreographer Jonathan Burrows, he joined the X-Group project, a creative programme for young…

Interview: Thomas Bird, Set Designer

Combining the creativity needed to dream up concepts for clients with the pragmatism to make those dreams a tangible reality is no small feat. Thomas Bird, the London-born, Brighton University-educated set designer whose past clients include Dover Street Market, British Vogue, Fendi and Interview, to name a few, has mastered this balancing act. We caught…

Interview: Martin Morales, Chef & Restaurateur

When it comes to championing Peruvian food in London, Martin Morales is the undisputed forerunner. There may have been other attempts to serve Peruvian cuisine in the city before Ceviche, but none have caused reverberations quite like Morales’ pioneering Soho restaurant. Having lived in Peru in the early years of his life, he’s not short of…

Interview: Polly Staple, Director Of Chisenhale Gallery

Central to Chisenhale Gallery’s programme is a remit to commission new work, supporting artists from project inception to realisation, representing an inspiring and challenging range of voices and art forms. The gallery has an award winning, 34-year history as one of London’s most innovative forums for contemporary art and operates alternately as an exhibition hall,…

Interview: Secundino Hernández At Victoria Miro Gallery

Madrid-based visual artist Secundino Hernández’s diverse painting practice resists easy categorisation. His work features intricately structured compositions that mix strong linear elements and rich eruptions of colour. Meaning ‘step’, the exhibition title, Paso, refers to a series of movements through abstraction and figuration. At Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, where Something Curated met with the artist,…

Interview: Inside Lee Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation

Lee Alexander McQueen’s work was typified by a strong understanding of the benefits of bringing together seemingly disparate fields, such as art and technology, traditional crafts and contemporary processes, to create something innovative. Launched in 2015, Sarabande’s east London site, once functioning stables for working horses, provides makers with a dynamic environment to experiment with…

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