State of Fashion 2024 | Ties that Bind

State of Fashion 2024: Ties that Bind brings together creative practices in fashion, textiles and contemporary art from across the Global South. Curated by Louise Bennetts and Rachel Dedman in collaboration with Sunny Dolat, Kallol Datta and Hanayrá Negreiros, this decentralised edition unfolds across Arnhem, Nairobi, Bengaluru and São Paulo. Ties that Bind explores the complexities of tradition, the power of indigenous knowledge, and the political potential of clothing.

State of Fashion Biennale | Ties that Bind. Video by MUMSTER


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Curated by Louise Bennetts and Rachel Dedman, the Biennale has been decentralised, unfolding across the home site of Arnhem, the Netherlands, and three sister sites in Nairobi, Kenya, Bengaluru, India, and São Paulo, Brazil.
Interlocutor-curators Sunny Dolat, Kallol Datta and Hanayrá Negreiros have been invited to develop projects that respond to its themes embedded in their local context and community.