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British-Nigerian Composer Klein Makes Music Out Of Phone Recordings & Reality TV Sound Bites

Composer and playwright Klein’s distinct artistic vision has propelled her to become one of the UK’s most intriguing and uncategorisable producers and performers. Using chopped-up and warped mobile phone recordings of her own voice, piano, and guitar playing, day-to-day sounds, and samples from Nigerian B movies, Klein’s ruminating assemblages feel at times architectural in their…

Quasar Khanh: The Master Of Inflatable Design

Hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam, Quasar Khanh was born Nguyen Manh Khanh in 1934. When he married his wife, French fashion designer Emmanuelle, in 1957, Khanh decided to adopt the pseudonym Quasar, referring to a star that shines from millions of light years away. The latter half of the sixties saw the designer and engineer’s career…

Interviews

Interview: Gray Wielebinski On Investigating Myth Making And...

Currently open and running until 2 August 2019 at Deptford’s newly established SEAGER Gallery, Dark Air, curated by Martin Mayorga and Vanessa Murrell from DATEAGLE ART, platforms the work of American artist and recent Slade graduate, Gray Wielebinski. Wielebinski’s work focuses on the transitory space that exists between concrete labels and what these ambiguous lacunae…

Interview: Jeweller Joanne Burke On Adapting Ancient Symbols...

British-born, Italy-based jeweller Joanne Burke’s eponymous label grew from a desire to create her own enchanting world. Having long been an avid collector of antique jewellery, she started making pieces for herself that were quickly in demand from friends and family. Following eight-years in the US, the self-taught jeweller found herself in Rome. The influence…

Interview: In The Studio With Wesley Berryman

Championed by Beyoncé, Gaga, and FKA Twigs, among other eminent artists, designer Wesley Berryman presented his first runway show, entitled Electric Fashion Opera, at New York Fashion Week last season to a thrilled audience. With an uncompromising DIY approach, Berryman has successfully garnered an impressive online audience, encompassing a diverse set of fans. Hailing from…

 

AI Popstar Yona Makes Her Debut At The Barbican

On 23 August 2019, coinciding with their major summer exhibition AI: More than Human, London’s Barbican introduces AI popstar Yona, one of the world’s foremost virtual entertainers. Yona was created by Auxuman, a company that builds virtual entertainers and the worlds they live in. Yona is the brainchild of musician Ash Koosha and artist Isabella…

The Aesthete’s Wish List: 10 Of The Best Things You Can Buy This August

Covering August’s new drops, restocks, and promising auctions, Something Curated has compiled a list of ten of the most coveted items available for purchase this month, spanning art, fashion, home and more. Art Tangerine, 2016 || Louis Fratino Drawing inspiration from personal experience and, more recently, photographic source material, Louis Fratino makes paintings and drawings…

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