Kaleidoscope Magazine 35 - 1

Kaleidoscope #35

£15.00

Kaleidoscope‘s issue 35 coming with a set of four covers:

Three of them—featuring Anne Imhof (photographed by Nadine Fraczkowski), Yung Lean (photographed by Joshua Gordon) and Hideo Kojima—introduce the theme survey GOTHIC REDUX. As capital is at war against nature, and the euphoria towards the possibilities of the digital has... ​​Read More

Kaleidoscope‘s issue 35 coming with a set of four covers:

Three of them—featuring Anne Imhof (photographed by Nadine Fraczkowski), Yung Lean (photographed by Joshua Gordon) and Hideo Kojima—introduce the theme survey GOTHIC REDUX. As capital is at war against nature, and the euphoria towards the possibilities of the digital has failed against disinformation and alienation, a new Gothic spirit penetrates much of today’s art and culture, fostered by apocalyptic readings of automation, artificial intelligence and climate change. This multi-disciplinary report—encompassing contemporary art, music, architecture, gaming and obscure subcultures—explores how artists and creators are embracing melancholy, the sublime power of chaos, and the unknown, to address the gloomy side of our present condition. Featuring an introduction by Caroline Busta and LIL INTERNET, an interview with artists Anne Imhof and Eliza Douglas (by Bill Kouligas), essays on rapper/producer Yung Lean (by Katja Horvat) and gaming mastermind Hideo Kojima (by Lana Polansky), as well Franklin Melendez’s take on New Gotham seen through the eyes of contemporary artists (with an enclosed poster by Darja Bajagić).

The fourth cover, featuring an artwork by design studio Sucuk und Bratwurst, is dedicated to Holy Bubble: A Sneaker Report. What is the common thread between a KAWS painting smashing action records at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, a sneaker resale website raising billion-dollar funding from venture capital, and Kanye West appearing on the front cover of Forbes magazine? While sneaker mania may be news to some, and luxury fashion has only recently started to appropriate and reinterpret this obsession-inducing grail, today’s frantic marketplace is commodifying a phenomenon that’s been developing for decades. Semantic categories of niche and mainstream, luxury and mass, source and replica cave in on each other. Isabel Flower unpacks the genealogy of this pandemic trend, with contributions by five designers and a visual artist.

Also featured in this issue:

Avery Singer (photography by David Brandon Geeting, essay by Alex Bacon and interview by Simon Denny); Frida Orupabo (essay by Hanna Girma); Max Hooper Schneider (photography by Thomas Giddings, essay by Travis Diehl); Franco “Bifo” Berardi (interview by Jefferson Hack); Kiko Kostadinov (photography by Takahito Sasaki, interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist); and New York: Club Kids (essay by Dalya Benor).

SEASON, the magazine’s opening section, accounts for the best of this fall/winter with profiles and interviews: Jill Mulleady by Lola Kramer; Melina Matsoukas by Amir George; Generation Z by Anastasiia Fedorova; Civilization by Harry Burke; Pan Daijing by Richard Birkett; Farah Al Qasimi by Myriam Ben Salah; Larry Legaspi by Matthew Linde; Lito Kattou by Federico Sargentone; Reba Maybury by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen; Youths in Balaclava by Carlotta Maneschi; Peter Saul by Piper Marshall; Caterina Barbieri by Federico Sargentone; Matt Copson by Charlie Fox; Hal Fischer by Jeppe Ugelvig; Ron Nagle by Christopher Schreck; Courrèges by Madeleine Holth; Michele Rizzo by Jeppe Ugelvig; and Ezra Miller by Geoffrey Mak.

Archive Dreams, a think piece by Tiffany Godoy, closes the issue with a tale on the value and cultural relevance of collecting archive fashion in the Instagram era.


Kaleidoscope Founded in March 2009 and based in Milan, Kaleidoscope is a platform consisting of an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture, a project space for exhibitions, and an independent publishing house editing books and catalogues.

Kaleidoscope Magazine is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture. It offers a timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures) with an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

23 × 30 cm
Softcover
248 pages
Autumn/Winter 2019
English
ISSN 2038-4807
Kaleidoscope Founded in March 2009 and based in Milan, Kaleidoscope is a platform consisting of an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture, a project space for exhibitions, and an independent publishing house editing books and catalogues.

Kaleidoscope Magazine is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture. It offers a timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures) with an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.