KALEIDOSCOPE reaffirms its distinctly curatorial and interdisciplinary approach with a bold new FW18 issue, coming with a set of four collectable covers: in an exclusive photo story by Richard Anderson, two landmark buildings by modernist architect Mies van der Rohe provide the setting for the Chicago-native designer Virgil Abloh to state his manifesto for “streetwear as the next global art movement”—a sentiment among young people, a way of making across disciplines and ultimately a new Renaissance foregrounding collaboration breaking the barrier between high culture and real life. This major cover story is completed by an interview by Alessio Ascari, an essay by Kimberly Drew and a “catalogue raisonné” of the designer’s works and collaborations to date.
Nick Sethi’s portrait introduces an extensive monographic file comprising an essay by Adriana Blidaru and an interview by Andrea Lissoni dedicated to Korakrit Arunanondchai.
Elle Perez talks with Jagdeep Raina about the process of making a portrait—an open conversation with the subject, carrying the traces of the artist’s diasporic experience.
A downtown NYC legend who moved from L.A. in the early 1980s, Kembra Pfahler, fronts a death punk metal band in blue body paint and a bouffant black wig, and makes her own art by the tenet of “Availabilism” to use whatever’s around. Here, she talks to Jeffrey Deitch about her inspirations, from beach culture to Japanese Noh theatre, and her main impetus: a different paradigm of female beauty.
About the Publication
Released twice a year, today’s most innovative international magazine of contemporary art and culture, KALEIDOSCOPE, is a meeting place for a global community of creative minds, drawn by an audacious art direction and ever-surprising contributions from visionary artists, writers and image-makers. With its experimental approach and belief that artists are the real truth-tellers and agents of change, its work puts their vision and creativity front and centre.