We enter 2016 with an issue blessed with two SUPERCOVERS, featuring iconic artist Vanessa Beecroft and the legendary Robert Longo. Make sure to follow the watermark to find inside an ambitious theme survey dedicated to the notion of “iconic”—or, for a more contemporary take on language, of SUPERIMAGES. What makes such an image in the age of mass information? We address this question by means of three interviews with influential image-makers, a roundtable discussion about future perspectives, and a case study on a legendary magazine.
To follow, we chose to dedicate this issue’s Mono section to an artist born in 1985, Neïl Beloufa, whose lack of mid-career-ness 😉 is overcompensated by talent and promise. This definitive monographic survey is edited by Myriam Ben Salah who, we’re happy to announce, is joining our team as Associate Editor, along with Alexander Shulan from New York.
Don’t miss the Highlights and Visions—each and every one of them is an amazing discovery—and check out our closing section of Regulars for a roster of columnists enriched by the addition of global curator Maria Lind and young LA-based writer Fiona Duncan, with two new series dedicated to the social role of art and to sexual politics, respectively. #Welcome #Girls
This issue is dedicated to the memory of David Bowie, a visual culture groundbreaker and living SUPERIMAGE, without whom this magazine wouldn’t exist as it is. We pay him tribute with a collectable poster by artist and cult designer Scott King, which you can find enclosed in the magazine.
Issue #26 will premiere at the LA Art Book Fair and keep you company through mid-May—and meanwhile, the next issue of KALEIDOSCOPE Asia will be released in March to coincide with ABHK.
Image: Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photo credit: Brian Duffy