Founded in 2009 in Milan, KALEIDOSCOPE is one of today’s most innovative magazines of contemporary art and culture. Combining competent authority within the inner circle of art professionals, with visual audacity appealing to a wider audience from all creative industries, KALEIDOSCOPE became a meeting place for a global community of artists and creators—with a keen eye on new generation readers. Quarterly. Italy.
In this issue: Anne Imhof, Yung Lean and Hideo Kojima introduce the theme survey Gothic Redux. This multi-disciplinary report — encompassing contemporary art, music, architecture, gaming and obscure subcultures — explores how artists and creators are embracing melancholy, the sublime power of chaos, and the unknown to address the gloomy side of our present condition. Also - Holy Bubble: A Sneaker Report. What is the common thread between a KAWS painting smashing auction records at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, a sneaker resale website raising billion-dollar funding from venture capital, and Kanye West appearing on the front cover of Forbes magazine? While sneaker mania may be news to some, and luxury fashion has only recently started to appropriate and reinterpret this obsession-inducing grail, today’s frantic marketplace is commodifying a phenomenon that’s been developing for decades. Isabel Flower unpacks the genealogy of this pandemic trend, with contributions by five designers and a visual artist. Also - a pull out posted by Darja Bajagić, and so much more!