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EVENT : September 27, 2014 — January 31, 2015.

Kashif Nadim Chaudry: Swags and Tails

Exhibition 27/09/14 – 31/01/15

Bold, Brave and Disgustingly Beautiful…

Blending a distinguished tailoring heritage, an uncompromising taste for mischief and bearing his soul as a gay, British Muslim, Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s exhibition will showcase a rare mix of skulls and stitches.

‘Swags and Tails’ is part of this year’s Asia Triennial Manchester festival. The exhibition explores family traditions, religion, sexuality and politics. Chaudry mixes traditional craft techniques with conceptual, sculptural forms, often using unusual and challenging materials.

Painstaking construction of his pieces absorbs weeks of his time, but the often repetitive tasks of sewing, threading and plaiting afford him time to reflect on his work and the themes that he is willing to explore.

Director of Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Kate Day said: “Nadim is one of the most exciting artists that we have had the pleasure of working with and his fearlessness is remarkable. Each piece is so intricately made as to reveal a steady hand, but combined with such powerful, provocative imagery to suggest an unwavering belief in the potential of each piece to cause conversation. The Asia Triennial Manchester serves as a valuable exploration of contemporary practice by such emerging talents and we’re proud to be part of the city-wide experience.”

For more information about Kashif Nadim Chaudry’s work please click here.

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Kashif Nadim Chaudry will also be running a workshop exploring Japanese Shibori techniques and transforming 2D fabrics into 3D textile surfaces. Tickets and more info here.

Why not take Creative Tourist’s Asia Triennial walking tour and see the best that the festival has to offer, on foot!

And last but not least, ATM14 would love you know about your festival experience. It’ll just take a few moments to complete and you stand the chance of winning £100 in Love2Shop vouchers (terms & conditions apply). Click here to complete the survey, or send us your thoughts about Swags and Tails.

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