Kaleidoscope ⧲ Primitive Art

7 Ottobre 2012

Stasera LAUNCH Issue 16 (Fall 2012) /  KALEIDOSCOPE Project Space / via Masera di fronte al n.10, Milano

Dalle ore 19 alle 21, KALEIDOSCOPE festeggia l’uscita del numero autunnale della rivista. Per l’occasione il project space di via Masera ospita una performance di elettronica psichedelica del duo Primitive Art (Matteo Pit e Jim Nedd). Special sale!

Nel numero:

• Highlights: Pablo Larios sul lavoro della giovane artista serba Aleksandra Domanovi?; Piper Marshall sul programma di arte pubblica High Line Art; Ruth Saxelby sull’etichetta londinese Tri Angle Records; Ulrich Baer e Sandhini Poddar sul duo indiano Desire Machine Collective; Joanna Fiduccia sulla pittrice femminista Sylvia Sleigh;

• Main Theme: “Human After All”, un’indagine sul repertorio simbolico e mitologico Cyberpunk e Post-Human e la sua influenza sugli artisti di diverse generazioni;

• Mono: un approfondimento sull’artista americano Frank Benson e i suoi lavori a cavallo tra fotografia e scultura, analogico e digitale, eleganza e humor.

• Regulars: Hans Ulrich Obrist intervista la provocatrice newyorkese Liz Magic Laser; Dorothée Dupuis racconta la vita segreta di Marsiglia; Luca Cerizza analizza la topografia emozionale di Alberto Garutti; Carson Chan incontra Ariane Beyn, direttrice di arti visive del DAAD di Berlino.

• Inoltre, le nostre Tips per la stagione e tre inserti speciali di Ken Price, Alistair Frost e Karthik Pandian.

KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine /  Issue 16 (Fall 2012)

KALEIDOSCOPE is pleased to announce the release of Issue 16 (Fall 2012), now on its way to worldwide distribution and soon to be presented in Milan, London (during Frieze Art Fair) and Paris (during FIAC). This issue will mark the first year of the visionary art direction by leading London design firm OK-RM.

This issue’s opening section, HIGHLIGHTS, 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 Marshallas 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.

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’s MAIN THEME 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.

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.

Finally, in this issue’s 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 Karthik Pandian.

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