KALEIDOSCOPE’s new Issue #28 (Fall 2016), introduces a new editorial structure with Myriam Ben Salah as new Editor-in-Chief and Alessio Ascari shifting to the role of Publisher and Creative Director.
This kickoff issue, launching in London during Frieze Week, comes with a set of two different covers.
American sensation Jordan Wolfson, who is also the subject of an extensive MONOsection (with an original photo shoot by Jason Nocito). Swinging between ambition and ambiguity, Wolfson’s production has been consistently thought provoking for over a decade and is about to be celebrated by a career-defining exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. For this occasion, Jordan talks here at length with the Stedelijk’s director, Beatrix Ruf, while KALEIDOSCOPE’s New York editor Alexander Shulan discusses his arcane mixture of absurd humor, spectacle and desire, channeling a dark strain in American culture.
Following an ongoing and quite personal research project, new Editor-in-Chief Myriam Ben Salah edits this issue’s MAIN THEME survey dedicated to the subject of Disorientalism, or the deconstruction of a preconceived Middle-Eastern aesthetic.
New voices in REGULARS, starting with New York-based curator Piper Marshall, who’s joined the ranks for some much-needed “Cheap Talk,” and Alessio Ascari, probing the blurred lines of the visual reign in a new series entitled Visualize.
Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen talk to conceptual photographer Christopher Williams as part of the “Pioneers” series; in “Futura 89+,” Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets (with Katherine Dionysius) interview young artist Jasper Spicero; Jeffrey Deitch remembers punk legend Alan Vega in his “Renaissance Man” column; Fiona Duncan meditates on Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann’s Army of Love as part of “Pro/Creative”; and lastly, “What’s Next,” in awe of the upcoming season with Kickstarter’s Director of Arts Victoria Rogers.