KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015
Softcover, 272 pp., offset 4/4, 230 x 300 mm
English edition
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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Welcome to Kaleidoscope’s #23 (Winter 2015). Following the recent, successful redesign by Bureau Mirko Borsche, we are back with a brand new issue. The new formula is taking shape, new columnists and contributors are joining our ranks, and a lot of enthusiastic research went into curating the most compelling content out there.

In the opening section of HIGHLIGHTS, twelve profiles account for the best of the season: JASON MATTHEW LEE (by Alexander Shulan), DANIEL BAUMANN (by Aoife Rosenmeyer), MARYLIN MINTER (by Gianni Jetzer), MAGALI REUS (by Ruba Katrib), KNOW WAVE RADIO (by Alexandre Stipanovich), BEATRICE GIBSON (by George Vasey), CATHERINE AHEARN (by Tobias Czudej), K-HOLE (by Kevin McGarry), JAMIAN JULIANO-VILLANI (by Joshua Abelow), ALESSANDRO BAVA (by Francesco Garutti), ZHAO YAO (by Venus Lau), and IDEA BOOKS (by Xerxes Cook).

At a time when feminism resurges both in critical discourse and media headlines, while at the same time entering a list of words overdue to be banned, our signature MAIN THEME section is devoted to a reconsideration of female identities and role models. POST WOMAN is composed of a think tank, a think piece by Natasha Stagg and five interviews, including with Juliana Huxtable (by Andrew Durbin), Amalia Ulman (by Francesca Gavin), Judith Bernstein (by Hanne Mugaas), Massimiliano Gioni on “La Mamma” (with Pietro Rigolo), and Girls Like Us (by Felix Burrichter).

To follow, this issue’s MONO section and cover story are dedicated to Norwegian artist IDA EKBLAD. Fueled by an outright marvel for this thing called art, her work is distinguished by an extreme degree of impatience and prolificness. Her shift and turns are the result of a feverish engagement with pure materiality, synthesized with popular culture and animated by alien transformations. This definitive monographic survey comprises an essay by Peter J. Amdam, an interview by Cory Arcangel and an original portrait by Sølve Sundsbø.

Later on, the VISIONS section invites the eye to an enthralling journey across almost 100 pages of visual contributions by artists, curators and image-makers, including: TOBIAS ZIELONY, “Jenny Jenny”; MR.; “Chicago”: BARBARA CRANE and TONY LEWIS; DAVID DOUARD in Los Angeles; JONAS WOOD; “Alliantecnik,” curated by Alessio Ascari; TIMUR SI-QIN, “Premier Machinic Funerary”; and GRAHAM LITTLE.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 23, Winter 2015

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.
Softcover, 272 pp., offset 4/4, 230 x 300 mm
Chinese/English edition
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

$18.00 · pre-order

Welcome to KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA. Based out of Singapore, launched in partnership with Arthub Asia and sponsored by Value Retail, this is the first issue of the brand new, biannual and bilingual (Chinese/English) sibling edition of KALEIDOSCOPE dedicated to contemporary art and culture from the Asia Pacific region. Under the visionary art direction of acclaimed Munich-based Bureau Mirko Borsche, the magazine combines its defining curatorial and interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the power of images and a keen attention to the update, as best epitomized by new cover tagline: “Visual Culture Now.”

In the opening section of HIGHLIGHTS, twelve profiles account for the best of the season: GUAN XIAO (by Pablo Larios), MING WONG (by Binghao Wong), MA YANSONG (MAD) (by Beatrice Leanza), MATSUMOTO TOSHIO (by Alexander Shulan), ZHAO YAO (by Venus Lau), AAAJIAO (by Leo Xu), TAKURO KUWATA (by Jeffrey Uslip), MARIA TANIGUCHI (by Joselina Cruz), DUDDELL’s (by Robin Peckham), LI RAN (by Ho Rui An), NATTOFRANCO (by Xerxes Cook), and CHENG RAN (by Mariagrazia Costantino).

To follow, our signature MAIN THEME section is devoted to altered realities, possible futures, fictionalized histories, visions at the border of utopia and dystopia, framed by the urban landscape of Asia’s “cities on the move.” The survey is composed of four extensive interviews with iconic artists from different Asian countries, including: CAO FEI (by Gavin Wade); MR. (by Alessio Ascari); HO TZU NYEN (by Francesca Girelli), and MOON KYUNGWON & JEON JOONHO (by Hans Ulrich Obrist).

To follow, this issue’s MONO section and cover story are dedicated to Chinese artist YANG FUDONG, whose work sits between the traditions of cinema and visual art and resonates with the decadent aura of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, revealing the artist’s passionate attraction to beauty and a rarified approach to the haunting questions of contemporary life. This definitive monographic survey comprises an essay by Davide Quadrio and Noah Cowan, an interview by Li Zhenhua and original portraits by Ka Xiaoxi.

Later on, the VISIONS section invites the eye to an enthralling journey across almost 100 pages of visual contributions by artists, curators and image-makers, including: LIU CHUANG, “Love Story”; HAJIME SORAYAMA; CHEN TIANZHUO; KEIZO KITAJIMA, “Photo Express: Tokyo”; TIMUR SI-QIN, “Premier Machinic Funerary”; BIRDHEAD; and KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI.

Lastly, the closing section of REGULARS features our insightful columns on the past, present and future of art and culture: PRODUCERS features Carson Chan’s conversation with Ballistic Architecture Machine; in FUTURA 89+, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets interview young artist Ho Rui An; Melanie Pocock decodes Singapore’s art scene as part of the PANORAMA series; and in PIONEERS Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen talk to Japanese living legend Keiichi Tanaami.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE ASIA 1, Visual Culture Now.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22, Fall 2014
Softcover, 256 pp. + Ari Marcopoulos poster, offset 4/4, 230 x 300 mm
English edition
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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Kaleidoscope’s newest release, Issue 22 (Fall 2014), introduces a completely redesigned and revamped version of the magazine, under the visionary art direction of Munich-based Bureau Mirko Borsche. The magazine’s new direction combines its defining curatorial and interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the power of images and a keen attention to the update, and is best epitomized by the new cover tagline: VISUAL CULTURE NOW.

In the renovated opening section of HIGHLIGHTS, twelve profiles account for the best of the season: Boychild (by Francesca Gavin), Ed Fornieles (by George Vasey), Adriano Costa (by Laura McLean-Ferris), Liu Chuang (by Venus Lau), Carol Rama (by Jesi Khadivi), Tabor Robak (by Alex Gartenfeld), Jana Euler (by Martha Kirszenbaum), Guan Xiao (by Pablo Larios), Alex Da Corte (by Piper Marshall), David Ostrowski (by Peter J. Amdam), Aphex Twin (by Francesco Tenaglia), and Torey Thornton (by Ross Simonini).

To follow, our signature MAIN THEME section, titled SO NY, is dedicated to practices informed and inspired by the city of New York. From the gritty urban feeling to the great sense of community — living and working in NYC provides endless inspiration and fuel for artists and creators. We have selected four pairs, from different generations and circles, to share memories and discuss perspectives: Jeffrey Deitch and Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Martin and Joyce Pensato, Brendan Dugan and Ari Marcopoulos, and Cecilia Alemani and Marianne Vitale. The result is a choral tale of convergences, strategies, connections, and old and new magics. Enriched with a collectable poster by Ari Marcopoulos!

On the other hand, the MONO section and cover story are dedicated to Norwegian, Los Angeles-based photographer Torbjørn Rødland. Seemingly speaking the fetishistic idiom of advertisement, marketing and food photography, Rødland’s images are in fact pervaded by the most compelling kind of perversity and haunted by boredom, spiritual longing, and a sense of aftermath. This monographic survey comprises an essay by Chris Sharp, an interview by Hanne Mugaas, and original portraits by Trine Hisdal.

Later on, a brand new section invites the eye to an enthralling journey across over 80 pages of visual contributions by artists, curators and image-makers, affirming the magazine’s centrality as a tool to show and experience art. This issue’s VISIONS include “Chopped & Screwed: Austin Lee and David Benjamin Sherry,” curated by Alessio Ascari; H.R. Giger’s “Biomechanoid”; Dorothea Tanning’s “Paintings”; Alexandra Bachzetsis’s “From A to B via C”; “Rondes Bosses,” curated by Nicolas Trembley; Chris Wiley’s “Technical Compositions”; and David Rappeneau’s “$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.”

Lastly, the closing section of REGULARS features our insightful columns on the past, present and future of art and culture: in the first installment of Futura 89+ Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets interview American poet Andrew Durbin; Producers features Carson Chan’s conversation with Artsy’s founder Carter Cleveland; Christopher Schreck explores Francesco Clemente’s India as part of the Panorama series; and in Pioneers Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen talk to legendary artist Ashley Bickerton.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 22

Outpost Journal 4

Outpost Journal 4, ProvidenceOutpost Journal 4, Providence

Outpost Journal 4, Providence
Softcover, 64 pp. + insert, offset 4/4, 9 x 12 inches
Edition of 500
ISBN 978-0-9836082-2-6
Published by Outpost Journal

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Outpost is an annual print publication on art, design and community action from cities that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local contexts. Each beautifully produced and visually engaging issue of Outpost focuses on a single urban location and comes packaged with a limited edition print by an artist from the featured city. Outpost is a journey into the creative heart of a place, and via features like “Secretly Famous” (profiles of the most infamous artsy locals), guerrilla engagements with tourist attractions, historical explorations, mapping projects, and deep dives into artist collectives and organizations, Outpost exposes the myriad ways in which unique local communities arise through creative collaboration and production.

Exploratory and playful, critical with a sense of levity, and inspired by hand-drawn maps, flags, totem poles, poorly pixelated iPhone photos, moody landscapes, and the spirit of adventure, Outpost is dedicated to strengthening ties between communities and spreading new ideas about how creative culture can change our world.

Outpost Journal 4, Providence

Outpost Journal 4, Providence

Outpost Journal 4, Providence

Outpost Journal 4, Providence

Outpost Journal 4, Providence

C Magazine 122

C Magazine 122, Location

C Magazine 122, Location
Softcover, 72 pp., offset 4/1, 210 x 295 mm
Edition of 2200
ISSN 1480-5472
Published by C Magazine

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C Magazine 122 includes features on Being in a State of Pure Belief: On the Work of Etel Adnanby Corrine Fitzpatrick, Willow, Weep for Me: Noa Giniger, Marian Penner Bancroft, and the Intricacies of Melancholy by Kimberly Phillips, Renzo Martens and the Institute for Human Activities by Nicholas Brown, Both Here and There: Canadian Artists and the Berlin Experience by Alexandra Phillips; plus Stopover, an Artist Project by Alexis Bhagat & Stephanie Loveless, and our regular sections On Writing, Exhibition Reviews, Book Reviews, and Artefact.

C Magazine 122, Location

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating
Softcover, 234 pp. + three special inserts, offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
English edition
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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KALEIDOSCOPE’s newest issue, Issue 21 (Summer 2014), is a special edition dedicated to curating, aimed to decode the dynamics and implications of the profession — from funding to theoretical propositions, from circulation to consciousness-raising and from trend forecasting to commodification — and imagine its possible future developments.

In the opening section of HIGHLIGHTS, we have selected five emerging, ’80s-born practitioners from different backgrounds and continents — Alex Gartenfeld, Sarah Rifky, Hanne Mugaas, Anthony Yung and Luca Lo Pinto — representing a glimpse into the multiplicity of visions and motivations behind, as well as approaches to, the curatorial practice.    

To follow, the MAIN THEME section comprises four extensive discussions, involving as many as twenty-five international professionals — including Adam Szymczyk, Sarah McCrory, Lauren Cornell, Dena Yago and Mitchell Algus — to comment on how curating unfolds in such diverse frameworks as the not-for-profit organization, the large-scale exhibition, the Internet, and the commercial gallery.

Surprisingly, on the other hand, the MONO section and cover story are dedicated to an artist, Swiss living legend John Armleder — with a comprehensive interview by Andrea Bellini, an essay by Jeanne Graff and a portrait by Mathilde Agius — as a means to account for an organic and unconstrained approach to all sides of creative production and to hint at the long and enthralling tradition, of Duchampian descent, of artist/curators.

Lastly, the closing section of REGULARS features interviews exploring to what extent curatorial practice has strayed into other fields, such as architecture, cuisine and radio broadcasting: Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews NTS founder Femi Adeyemi; Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen talk appropriating exhibitions with cult curator Bob Nickas; Jesi Khadivi discusses the art scene in L.A. with man-about-town Michael Ned Holte; Carson Chan meets Venice Architecture Biennale’s key contributor Stephan Trüby; and Francesca Gavin interrogates editor Emma Robertson and promoter Alessandro Porcelli on the art of food.

This issue is enriched by our seasonal TIPS on reading, listening, stopping by, meeting and visiting; as well as three visual INSERTS, specially commissioned as so many experiments of exhibitions on paper: “Portraits of Society” curated by Nicholas Cullinan, ”Robert Mapplethorpe” curated by Elad Lassry, and “Coupling” curated by Piper Marshall.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 21, Decoding Curating

GARAGISME Magazine 4

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4
Softcover, 144 pp., offset 4/4, 240 x 320 mm
English edition
ISBN 978-2-9540897-0-6
Published by GARAGISME Éditions

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GARAGISME is a biannual publication documenting automobile culture / est une publication semestrielle documenter la culture automobile.

1. Oscar Monzón: KARMA
2. Monica Uszerowicz: Customized cars of Broward
3. Nicolas Poillot: Dancing with(out) fear
4. CG Watkins: Racing Dude
5. Romaric Tisserand: The night watch
6. Basile Mookherjee: One Thousand and One Nights
7. Luke & Nik: Coriolus Station
8. Jamie Wald Aldam: What do farmers get up to behindthe wheel
9. Sanam Gharagozlou: The Paykan abides
10. Will Self: Madness of Crowds Speed Awareness
11. Alan Judd: Spies’ Cars
12. Stephen Bayley: Albert Camus’ Crash
13. Monica Uscerowicz: United Micro Kingdoms
14. Aurélien Arbet: On the other side of the dune
15. Amos Fricke: Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH, Klingenberg, Germany
16. Harry Gould Harvey IV: Mountain Pass
17. Deutsche & Japaner: Constellations
18. Osma Harvilahti: Arrangements

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

GARAGISME Magazine 4, Automotive Thoughts

C Magazine 121

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking
Softcover, 80 pp., offset 4/1, 210 x 295 mm
Edition of 2200
ISSN 1480-5472
Published by C Magazine

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C Magazine Issue 121 “Walking” includes features “On Speculative Walking: From the Peripatetic to the Peristaltic” by Randy Lee Cutler, “Walking Transformed: The Dialogics of Art & Walking” by Simon Pope, “Sissy Boys on YouTube: Notes Towards a Cultural History of Online Queer Childhood” by Jon Davies, “The Walk Exchange: Pedagogy and Pedestrianism” an Interview with Moira Williams by Earl Miller and “Walking with Artists” edited by Eugenia Kisin and Amish Morrell; plus an artist project by Sheilah Wilson with text by Stephen Horne, and our regular sections On Writing, Exhibition Reviews, Book Reviews and Artefact.

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking

C Magazine 121, Walking

Pages 9

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP
Softcover, 129 pp., offset 1/1, 200 x 260 mm
English and Farsi
ISSN 1573-3165
ISBN 978-90-821190-0-8
Published by Pages

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The biology or politics of seeping is like that of raw petroleum oozing at natural oil seeps. Unlike refined oil which has sponsored modernization and its aligned archives, crude oil pours beyond historical purpose and defies structural elevations – it instead disfigures the ground through which it dubiously spreads. This issue of Pages assumes ’seep’ as a post archival mode, where geography, culture and the body is approached through seepage, suspension, deviation and subtraction.

This issue contains contributions by Mariam Motamedi Fraser, Mark von Schlegell, Nima Parzham, Natasha Ginwala, Vivian Ziherl, Matts Leiderstam, Adam Kleinman, Suzanne Treister, Alexi Kukuljevic, Eugene Thacker and Saleh Najafi. Including in this issue are also reprinted materials, among others, correspondences between a filmmaker and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (former British Petroleum) around the making of a company film called “Persian Story” in 1951, and a 1977 newspaper article about Dennis Oppenheim’s involvement with a commissioned art work for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

Pages 9, SEEP

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014
Softcover, 242 pp. + three special inserts, offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
English edition
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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The opening section of HIGHLIGHTS features Latvian-born painter Ella Kruglyanskaya (words by Chris Sharp); Danish performer Christian Falsnaes (interview by Raimar Stange); American painter Ned Vena (words by Mathieu Malouf); British artist Haroon Mirza (interview by Thom O’Nions); and Berlin-based Loretta Fahrenholtz (words by Michele D’Aurizio).

Edited by Kaleidoscope’s editor-in-chief Alessio Ascari and entitled #VOICEOVER, the MAIN THEME section is dedicated to the deployment of off-camera commentary as a conceptual device in moving image works. The survey presents an overview by Shama Khanna on a new generation of artists, including Ed Atkins, Camille Henrot, Pilvi Takala, Duncan Campbell and Laure Prouvost; a case study by Pablo Larios on Jordan Wolfson; an essay by Marie de Brugerolle on French filmmakers Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard; and a conversation between Oliver Laric and George Vasey on voiceover in the pop realm.

Riding the edge of contemporary art and show business, the controversial work of Francesco Vezzoli, our cover story and the subject of the MONO section, occupies a schizophrenic space between pop and conceptualism, high and low, cynicism and criticality. The section comprises an essay by Andrea Viliani, an interview by Kevin McGarry, and a visual project specially created by the artist based on Grindr profiles. 

A selection of videos featured in the Mono and Main Theme sections will be soon available to watch on KALEIDOSCOPE Videoclub, our new online channel of video exhibitions. Stay tuned!

Lastly, this issue’s section of REGULARS features Hans Ulrich Obrist introducing Swiss artist Kaspar Müller; Carson Chan meeting young global curator Simon Castets; Davide Quadrio reporting on the art scene in Shanghai, in conversation with local duo Birdhead; Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen rediscovering the art of Chicago artist Christina Ramberg in conversation with Albert Oehlen; and Matthew Erickson inaugurating a new series of articles focused on single art works, Close-up, with an in-depth look at Matthew Barney’s latest project, River of Fundament.

The issue is enriched by our seasonal TIPS on following, reading, listening, stopping by, meeting and visiting; as well as by three SPECIAL INSERTS by Belgian collective Leo Gabin, British maverick David Robilliard and Japanese legendary illustrator Hajime Sorayama.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 20 — Winter 2014

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KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013
Softcover, 242 pp. + three special inserts, offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
English edition
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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KALEIDOSCOPE issue 19 (Fall 2013), is a special edition dedicated to contemporary art and culture produced in the Asia Pacific region. The release of this special edition — the first product of an ongoing investigation, evidencing KALEIDOSCOPE’s commitment towards establishing a presence in Asia — will be celebrated with a series of international launches and will inaugurate, in addition to the standard international circulation of the magazine, an extended distribution in Asian countries.

The opening section of HIGHLIGHTS features: LA-based Japanese artist Koki Tanaka, who pursues the Super-Everyday to find beauty in the ordinary, as explained by Miwako Tezuka; Chinese artist Li Ran, framed by Ho Rui An as attempting to get over the “postcolonial hangover”; Basir Mahmood, who directs his pragmatist gaze upon what Gemma Sharpe describes as the sociological imperatives of Pakistan’s urban life; Korean New Zealand artist Seung Yul Oh, whose practice is read by Emma Bugden as blurring the lines of art and play; and Filipino artist Maria Taniguchi, whose patterns and repetitions are, according to Joselina Cruz, elements of her latent archeology. 

Evocatively titled The Making of Asia, the MAIN THEME section discusses the creation and diffusion of local narratives in the Asia Pacific region: editor-in-chief Alessio Ascari interviews Lars Nittve, the director of Hong Kong’s megamuseum M+; art duo Desire Machine Collective talk to Shai Heredia, the founder of India’s most cutting-edge film festival; Gavin Wade speaks to Cao Fei about his new film and the problem of urbanization in metropolitan China; and a panel discussion brings together art initiatives from in and beyond the region — Arthub Asia, Guggenheim UBS Map, Asia Art Archive, and Tate Research Centre: Asia Pacific — around the idea of network.

Sitting between the traditions of cinema and visual art, the work of Chinese artist Yang Fudong — the protagonist of this issue’s MONO — resonates with the cinematic and photographic tropes of a city and society that is also “in between”: the decadent aura of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. As discussed in an essay by Davide Quadrio and Noah Cowan and an interview by Li Zhenhua, Fudong’s crisp black-and-white 35mm films enact a subtle interplay between the political and the abstract, revealing the artist’s passionate attraction to beauty and a rarified approach to the haunting questions of contemporary life.

Lastly, this issue’s section of REGULARS features Hans Ulrich Obrist introducing Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai; Gary Carrion-Murayari staging a three-way interview with art collectives The Propeller Group (Vietnam) and CAMP (India); Carson Chan meeting cultural activist Ou Ning; Melanie Pocock reporting on the art scene in Singapore; and Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen rediscovering the art of cult psychedelic artist Keiichi Tanaami.  

The issue is enriched by our seasonal TIPS on following, reading, listening, stopping by, meeting and visiting; as well as by three SPECIAL INSERTS, including a selection of paintings by Chinese artist Wang Xingwei; pictures by Japanese photographer Keizo Kitajima; and a series of digital collages by Filipino artist Pio Abad.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 19 — Fall 2013

Le Derriére Cri 1

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic
Softcover, 200 pp., offset 4/4, 200 x 250 mm
Edition of 1000
ISBN 978-0-9898656-0-9
Published by Capricious

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LDC revives the tradition of rigorous satire and critique within the theatre of fashion, photography, and contemporary culture. Le Derrière Cri purposely strays from the classic magazine model of interviews, articles & reviews, instead using the vehicles of the editorial industry to subvert the image-making economy we so take for granted. Written by anonymous insiders, pseudonymous provocateurs, and authors attributed with academic precision, LDC’s contents include true stories, academic musings, works of complete fiction and blurry spaces in between. Visually, LDC draws upon the incestuous beauty of the fashion industry itself, resulting in works that nurture surrealism in its purest form.

For the premiere issue of Le Derrière Cri we examine the underpinnings of fashion through two thematically linked ideas: Repetition as one of fashion’s main devices to create newness, leading to the slippery and hyper-abundant term ‘Chic’.

Ukrainian photography duo SYNCHRODOGS goes derrière-mad with Chic Asses, followed by a series of confessional articles: first an exploration of the magazine’s rather contentious title (L.E.D.E.R.R.I.E.R.E.C.R.I.), next a bemused study of a sycophantic fashion assistant and a tell-all of the perils of being a Fashion Triennale director, as BENI BISCHOF’s defaced fashion ads punctuate and estrange the editorial flow one sausage at a time. MICHAEL ROCK and ELIZABETH ROCK trace IntelliChic, the blockbuster campaign that was never meant to be. Photographer LAUREN LANCASTER capitalizes on a 300% credit to all-star minimalist designer JIL SANDER, followed up by a gruesome wedding story by a well-known stylist featuring the same sartorial centerpiece. Artist ANICKA YI investigates the noosphere of global scent horizons with AARON MCELROY’s lurid floral portraits. QIU YANG undresses a Lynchian centerfold in a 26-page story entitled Chic-At-Large, and larger yet, a notable design director dishes on the peculiar insistences of his rather famous ex-boss. Associate Editor BEVERLY LIANG and fashion theorist CHRISTINA MOON unpack the popularity of Blondness accompanied by BLOMMERS SCHUMM’s blonde hair color portrait series. An anonymous Lawyer / Model muses on her double life of litigation-slave and hobby-model, and ANICKA YI prologues with her ominous and beautiful artwork The Closed Mouth Gathers No Feet. ANJA ARONOWSKY CRONBERG exposes the power structures of ‘chic,’ illustrated by JENNIFER LIVINGSTON’s glossary of fashion poses with ALI MICHAEL and fashion editor HAIDEE FINDLAY-LEVIN. SOL SPREZZATURA collages rants on media culture and privacy with NICHOLAS ALAN COPE’S luscious, architectural and highly phallic lipstick photographs. Not to be upstaged MEINKE KLEIN features “real homosexuals” extravagantly styled in bohomo-chic looks. And we close with a dedication to America’s Charlie Chaplin of photography ALFRED GESCHEIDT, whose work has been a huge inspiration in the creation of this magazine, profiled by documentary filmmaker HARVEY WANG.

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic

Le Derriére Cri 1, Repetition & Chic