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What Is Al Sadu?

Al Sadu, sometimes referred to as just Sadu, is a traditional form of weaving practised by Bedouin communities to produce soft furnishings for the home, resilient garments, tents, and decorative items for camels and horses, among other functions. The Bedouin are nomadic Arab tribes who have historically inhabited the desert regions in the Arabian Peninsula,…

Something Curated’s Holiday Gift Guide

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. Art Untitled, 2014 | Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor is well-known for his use of abstract biomorphic forms and his penchant for…

Interviews

Interview: Nigerian-British Rapper Kida Kudz On Miami Nightl...

Olukayode Odesanya, better known by his stage name Kida Kudz, is a Nigerian born, UK based artist primarily operating within the Afrobeats scene and its adjacent worlds. Having accrued a keen following across Europe and Africa with his distinctive sound, which he coins “Afro Jiggy,” Kida has previously collaborated with artists such as Burna Boy,…

Strange Clay: Ceramics In Contemporary Art

Open now and running until 8 January 2023, London’s Hayward Gallery presents Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art, an ambitious group exhibition exploring how contemporary artists have used the medium of clay in inventive and unexpected ways. Given the recent surge of interest in ceramics by artists around the world, as well as countless people…

Ivorian-Canadian Artist Ramata Cissé’s Decolonial Dinner Tak...

On Friday 21 October 2022, Ivorian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist Ramata Cissé presented her performance installation Wondane at Montreal’s Fonderie Darling. Curated by James Oscar and Fabienne Parisien, the presentation comprised a performative video installation, alongside the artist’s inaugural sculptural works, taking the form of imposing bronze utensils, accompanied by a series of photographs. Cissé, recently an…

 

On The Origins & Evolution Of Carnival With Curator Habda Rashid

Open now and running until 19 February 2023, Kettle’s Yard presents Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso, a major new exhibition curated by Habda Rashid in dialogue with Barbadian artist, educator and writer Paul Dash, Jamaican artist and editor Errol Lloyd, and Trinidadian poet, artist and curator John Lyons. Alongside a selection of their own…

Ana Mendieta — The Cuban-American Artist Whose Feminist Thought Took Shape In Nature

Cuban-born multidisciplinary artist Ana Mendieta produced a diverse and radical body of work that traversed photography, film, video, drawing, sculpture, and site-specific installation over the course of her short life. Exploring complex themes including dislocation, separation and our connection to nature, her combination of form and documentation most famously manifested in a series she called…

6 Funded Residencies, Awards & Open Calls For Artists In India

Something Curated highlights six funded opportunities established to support creatives working across the arts in India, along with their respective deadlines and links to applications. Arts at CERN & Pro Helvetia — Connect India Programme Arts at CERN and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia are hosting an open call for their Connect programme, this…

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