Kaleidoscope Magazine 40


Founded in 2009 in Milan, Kaleidoscope is an international art media company defined by its curatorial and interdisciplinary attitude towards the New. Over the years it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present. Under the visionary art direction of acclaimed Munich-based Bureau Mirko Borsche, the magazine’s signature curatorial and interdisciplinary approach combines competent authority. That means within the inner circle of art professionals with visual audacity appealing to a larger audience from all creative industries. Released twice a year, this is Kaleidoscope's latest issue, #40 (spring/summer 2022).

Available in four covers:

Portrayed through the lens of Tobias Spichtig, Loïck Gomez aka BFRND talks to Jordan Richman about the power of difference, and the sense of community that lies therein—from his soundtracks for the Balenciaga shows, a product of his creative and life partnership with Demna, to his forthcoming debut album. 

In conversation with Adam Wray, designer Matthew M. Williams and painter Josh Smith discuss the “belligerent magic” behind their latest collaboration on the Givenchy SS22 collection—with an original photo story by Jason Nocito, starring Texan emo cowboy and burgeoning fashion icon Teezo Touchdown.

East London-based rapper and producer John Glacier (photographed by Davit Giorgadze) sits down for a chat with Cyrus Goberville about her creative process—one which rejects conventions, genre distinctions, and stagnant self-narratives, in favor of intimacy, awareness, and channeling the voice of her inner child.

On the occasion of an exhibition celebrating his legacy, we look back to Tom of Finland’s egalitarian, queer utopia. Through photography by Joshua Gordon and an interview by Anastasiia Fedorova, we discover his House in Los Angeles, which exists as an archive, a museum, and an LGBTQ+ community space.

Emerged from the gay, black subculture of New York City, and situated amid a network of influences ranging from Andre Walker to the late Virgil Abloh, designer Shayne Oliver talks to Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen about his newest, collective project Anonymous Club, captured here by Marc Asekhame. 

In his practice, Norwegian-German artist Yngve Holen investigates the post-human entanglement between bodies and objects of consumer culture. Interviewed by Philip Maughan, they discuss meat as a product of nature as well as a design object, negotiating the boundary between exploitation and seduction.

ABSTRACT, our text-only editorial segment dedicated to urgent research questions of our time, explores the way identity-building has become an increasingly mediated process, where the notion of “performance” seems to be taking center stage. Through two essays by McKenzie Wark and Olivia Whittick and a piece of autofiction by Pablo Larios, “Performance Review” bounces back and forth between true and performed, theory and fiction, self-awareness and self-mythology, ego and gender, to interrogate how the algorithmic experience both pulls from identity and shapes it.

Measures: 23 x 30 cm
Pages: 452
Binding: Soft cover