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,…

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…

An Afrovisualist Call-And-Response Essay On The Black Continuum

The below essay, written by Justin Smith, is part of the Image Frequency Modulation series curated by Palm Heights artist-in-residence Ethel Tawe. Smith is an artist-curator, writer-researcher, theorist and designer from Richmond, Virginia. He is the founder and curator of Afrovisualism – his curatorial platform and continual studio practice. Within my Afrovisualist practice, Black Aesthetic…

5 Exemplary Tadao Ando Buildings You Should Know

Through five extraordinary projects, traverse the unique and illustrious output of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the only architect ever to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. Born in 1941 in Osaka, Japan, Ando was a boxer and professional fighter before settling on the occupation of…

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