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What Is Noh Theatre?

Derived from the Sino-Japanese word for “skill” or “talent,” Noh is a seminal form of classical Japanese dance-drama that has been performed since the 14th century. Developed by Kan’ami Kiyotsugu, a Japanese Noh actor, author, and musician during the Muromachi period, and his son Zeami, an actor and playwright, Noh is considered to be the…

Vietnamese-Canadian Producer x/o Unpacks Their Celestial New Record ‘Red Alert’

Vietnamese-Canadian electronic producer, filmmaker, and audiovisual artist Veron Xio, better known by the pseudonym x/o, lives and works between their native Vancouver and Berlin. Their inventive musical offering seeks to disrupt binaries through audiovisual storytelling. x/o’s brand new single, Red Alert, accompanied by a self-directed video paying homage to the Hong Kong neon-soaked romances of…

Something Curated’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021

With the holidays fast approaching, Something Curated has compiled a list of ten of the most coveted items available for purchase this month, perfect to give or receive, spanning art, fashion, home and more. Books Sika Kokoo || Kwabena Appiah-Nti In his new book, Sika Kokoo, photographer Kwabena Appiah-Nti takes us on an intimate journey…

Interviews

Interview: Painter Kat Lyons On Non-Human Empathy & Her...

Opening on 9 December 2021 and running until 15 January 2022, London gallery Pilar Corrias is set to present an exhibition of new work by American artist Kat Lyons at their Savile Row site. Titled Early Paradise, this will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK, showing thirteen paintings based on Lyons’ experiences…

Restaurateur Samyukta Nair’s New Concept Transports Di...

Samyukta Nair, the restaurateur behind London’s Jamavar and Bombay Bustle, has launched her latest dining concept in the capital, MiMi Mei Fair. Situated within an unassuming Georgian townhouse on Curzon Street, diners are transported to old world China, entering through a discrete sapele wood panelled hall. Nair and designer Tom Strother at Fabled Studio have…

Interview: Artist Michael Booker On Drawing As A Mechanism O...

Hailing from Jackson, Mississippi, multimedia artist Michael Booker’s latest series of portraits depict partially shielded bodies, intercepted by swathes of colour and lush organic forms. Joining geometric patterns with figuration, Booker’s large-scale works are rich in dynamism and detail. Exploring drawing practice itself as a healing mechanism, Booker’s new exhibition, Veil at Morton Fine Art…

 

Remembering Virgil Abloh (1980–2021)

Virgil Abloh, the American designer, artist, DJ and stylist, first came to prominence as Kanye West’s Creative Director, going onto make a seismic impact on the fashion industry with his luxury streetwear label, Off-White, and, more recently, his position as Artistic Director of Menswear at Louis Vuitton. Born in 1980 to Ghanaian parents, Abloh was…

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