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

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

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012
Softcover, 210 pp. + Ken Price Drawings insert, offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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At the core of a platform that includes an exhibition space and an independent publishing house, KALEIDOSCOPE is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture founded in 2009 in Milan. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures), unique in its interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

HIGHLIGHTS
This issue’s opening section features Aleksandra Domanovic, whose videos and sculptures are seen by Pablo Larios as embodiments of the perpetually productive disunion of politics and art; the ambitious public art program of New York’s High Line, described by Piper Marshall as one that confronts artists with many challenges; the record label Tri Angle, whose founder Robin Carolan talks to Ruth Saxelby about how to embody the zeitgeist of electronic music; the Indian duo Desire Machine Collective, who discuss with Sandhini Poddar and Ulrich Baer about mapping an experimental history of colonization; and American painter Sylvia Sleigh, whose elusive politics is contrasted by Joanna Fiduccia to the detailed realism of her portraits.

MAIN THEME
The blend of cybernetics and underground culture realized in the symbolic and mythological repertoire of Cyberpunk continues to inspire sci-fi narratives and permeate the arts, reinforcing its status as a powerful aesthetic. This issue examines the emergence of an art that addresses the processes of mechanization, desexualisation and reification of the human body, and how they relate to questions of identity, morality and fantasy. Featured contributions include Michele D’Aurizio’s overview of the work of a new generation of artists; Karen Archey’s analysis of the work of Canadian artist David Altmejd; a discussion between Brody Condon and Jason Brown coordinated by DIS magazine; and a conversation between young artist Timur Si-Qin and influential philosopher Manuel De Landa.

MONO
Comprising an essay by Alessandro Rabottini, an interview by Matt Keegan and a photographic portrait by Grant Willing, this issue’s MONO is devoted to American artist Frank Benson, whose work rides the dialectic between the space of the photographic image and the space of sculpture. Evoking celebrated artists like Charles Ray, Jeff Koons and Robert Gober, Benson uses the latest technology available and yet imbues the sculptural process with a profound understanding of physical materiality — making works that oscillate between analogue and digital, solidity and suspension, humor and elegance.

REGULARS
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews the New York-based provocateur Liz Magic Laser; Dorothée Dupuis introduces the hidden life of Marseille; Luca Cerizza analyzes the emotional topography of Alberto Garutti; and Carson Chan meets the DAAD’s visual arts director Ariane Beyn. The edition is enriched by our seasonal tips on following, reading, listening, stopping by, meeting and visiting; as well as by three special inserts — drawings by Ken Price, stickers by Alistair Frost and images by Alistair Frost.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 16 — Fall 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, “A” is for Africa
Summer 2012 — Africa Special Edition
Softcover, 202 pp., offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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Editor-in-Chief Alessio Ascari and art directors OK-RM are pleased to announce that KALEIDOSCOPE’s summer issue is a special edition entirely devoted to art produced in (or related to) the African continent today. In a time when the once-dominant western model is collapsing, the impressive growth of Africa’s economies looks likely to continue and its cultural offer is growing more and more vibrant, exposing the international audience to an incredible offering of art, music, architecture, film, design and fashion. This issue intends to be the most up-to-date and thorough exploration of the African scene of contemporary art and culture, from Egypt to South Africa via Ethiopia and Nigeria, conducted in collaboration with a dream team of both international contributors and influential thinkers and practitioners working in and around Africa today.

HIGHLIGHTS
Santu Mofokeng by Philippe Pirotte; Hassan Khan and Wael Shawky by Shahira Issa; Sci-Fi Narratives by Nav Haq and Al Cameron; Athi-Patra Ruga by Linda Stupart; Cinématèque de Tanger by Omar Berrada.

MAIN THEME — The Future of the Continent, Continent of the Future
Art by Nana Oforyatta-Ayim; Cinema by Olufemi Terry, Frances Bodomo, Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Mahen Bonetti; Music by Benjamin Lebrave; and Urban Planning by Antoni Folkers.

MONO — Nicholas Hlobo
Interview by Sean O’Toole; Essay by Tracy Murinik; Focus by Liese van deer Watt.

REGULARS
Futura: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: Invisible Borders by Emmanuel Iduma; Souvenir d’Italie: Massimo Grimaldi by Luca Cerizza; On Exhibitions: “African Negro Art” by Paola Nicolin; Producers: Elvira Dyangani Ose by Carson Chan.

SPECIAL PORTFOLIOS
Viviane Sassen, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Namsa Leuba.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 15, "A" is for Africa

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 14

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 114 — Spring 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 14 — Spring 2012
Softcover, 168 pp., offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
ISSN 2038-4807
Published by KALEIDOSCOPE Press

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At the core of a platform that includes an exhibition space and an independent publishing house, KALEIDOSCOPE is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture founded in 2009 in Milan. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures), unique in its interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

HIGHLIGHTS
Will Benedict by Alex Kitnick; Alexandra Bachzetsis by Catherine Wood; 155 Freeman by Chris Wiley; The Resurgence of R&B by Tim Small; Sanya Kantarovsky by Joanna Fiduccia.

MAIN THEME — Preliminary Materials for a Theory of a New Male Camp + Dandyism = Neo-Camp? by Chris Sharp; Domenico Gnoli by Giorgio Verzotti; Marc Camille Chaimowicz Partial Eclipse; A Fantastic, Single, Mad Man by Alessio Ascari and Cristina Travaglini.

MONO — Cathy Wilkes
Essay by Rebecca Geldard; Essay by Amy Budd; Special Project by Cathy Wilkes; Focus by Isobel Harbison.

REGULARS
Pioneers: Monir S. Farmanfarmaian by Simone Menegoi; Futura: Adrian Villar Rojas by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: Mexico City by Magnolia de la Garza; Souvenir d’Italie: Alighiero Boetti by Luca Cerizza; Producers: Gavin Brown by Carson Chan.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 114 — Spring 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 114 — Spring 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 114 — Spring 2012

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine 114 — Spring 2012

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The NewKaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New
Softcover, 262 pp., offset 4/4, 220 x 287 mm
Softcover, 48 pp., offset 4/4, 190 x 270 mm [Georges Tony Stoll supplement]
ISSN 2038-4807
ISBN 978-88-97185-18-5
Published by Kaleidoscope Press

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At the core of a platform that includes an exhibition space and an independent publishing house, Kaleidoscope is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture founded in 2009 in Milan. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures), unique in its interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

For the Winter 2011/12, editor-in-chief Alessio Ascari is proud to present the first issue of Kaleidoscope magazine under the art direction of the prominent London-based design studio OK-RM — Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath.

HIGHLIGHTS
Robert Heinecken by Kavior Moon; Ming Wong by Hu Fang; Kuehn Malvezzi by Hila Peleg; New Jerseyy by Quinn Latimer; Patrick Staff by Catherine Wood.

MAIN THEME — How Does Fashion Look at Art?
Adam Kimmell by Angelo Flaccavento; Commes des Garçons by Maria Luisa Frisa; Proenza Schouler by Michele D’Aurizio.

MONO — Pierre Huyghe
Essay by Éric Troncy; Interview by Barbara Casavecchia; Special Project: Study for Zoodram; Focus by Chris Wiley.

REGULARS
Pioneers: Bruce McLean by Simone Menegoi; Futura: Ed Atkins by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: Toronto by Amil Niazi; Souvenir d’Italie: Luigi Ghirri by Luca Cerizza; Producers: Ute Meta Bauer by Carson Chan.

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

Kaleidoscope Magazine 13, The New

fillip 13

fillip 13, Intangible Economiesfillip 13, Intangible Economies

fillip 13, Intangible Economies
Softcover, 116 pp., offset 4/1, 170 x 245 mm
Edition of 2000
ISSN 1715-3212
Published by Fillip

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Fillip 13 introduces Intangible Economies, a new, ongoing series broadening the notion of economy beyond its financial dimensions. The series focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fuelled by affect and desire, speculatively investigating the fundamental role these affective transactions play in modes of representation and, accordingly, in cultural production.

This issue includes series texts by Candice Hopkins, Jan Verwoert, and series editor Antonia Hirsch. Forthcoming installments will include contributions by Hadley+Maxwell, Olaf Nicolai, and Monika Szewczyk, among others.

The issue also features a record of The AAAARG Library, a site-specific installation commissioned for Fillip 13 and the 2010 NY Art Book Fair. The Library, produced by artist Sean Dockray and curated by Jeff Khonsary, will be presented again this summer as part of Night Market, a Red76 project for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA.

032c 14

032c 14

032c 14, Cecil Balmond
Softcover, 256 pp., offset 4/1, 20 x 27 cm
Edition of 2000
Published by 032c

out of print

Cecil Balmond is a structural engineer, author, and man of ideas; he is deputy chairman at the global design and engineering firm ARUP, and director of its think-tank, the Advanced Geometry unit. Architects Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Toyo Ito, among others, are indebted to his groundbreaking structural work. Both Cecil Balmond and artist Wolfgang Tillmans have dismantled the very architecture of their genres – Balmond’s genre being architecture itself, and Tillmans’ being the representational genres of portraiture and still life. A dismantling pictured and reformulated in an image essay, in which Tillmans distills an early 21st century office life so liberated by innovation that it is uninhibited by its cubicles.

032c 13

032c 13

032c 13, Energy Experimentation
Softcover, 256 pp., offset 4/1, 20 x 27 cm
Edition of 2000
Published by 032c

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“Maybe we only ever learn something when some form we think of as foreign provokes us – and we resist. But sometimes, many times, in the middle of the resistance, we end up loving this thing that has provoked us.”

Mono.Kultur 18

Mono.Kultur 18, MVRDV
Softcover, 32 pp., offset 4/1, 140 x 200 mm
Edition of 5000
ISSN 1861-7085
Published by Mono.Kultur

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What we gain in pondering MVRDV is insight into the richness of a practice that is embedded as much in reality as it is in the theoretical dimensions of the virtual –- a position many of us find ourselves straddling as our own lives negotiate between the anxieties of a warring world and the vast frontiers of cyberspace.