We are delighted to announce the release of KALEIDOSCOPE’s new issue #33 (fall/winter 2018/19), premiering in London during Frieze Art Fair with launches to follow in Milan, Shanghai and Miami. Today’s most innovative magazine of contemporary art and visual culture, KALEIDOSCOPE reaffirms its distinctly curatorial and interdisciplinary approach with a bold new issue, coming with a set of four collectible 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 and 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 theater, and her main impetus: a different paradigm of female beauty.