Kaleidoscope is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it offers a timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures) with an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.
KALEIDOSCOPE’s new issue #29 (spring 2017) comes with a set of three collectable covers dedicated to our MAIN THEME survey, Dancing After All, exploring the riveting relationship between dance and contemporary art. This themed survey offers a fresh and in-depth perspective on the revolutionary possibilities of the body in movement, analyzing its aesthetic power, political charge and social impact—from the stage to the club, from the street to the gallery. The section is comprised of three interviews with cover artists Anne Imhof (by Susanne Pfeffer), Ligia Lewis (by Martha Kirszenbaum) and Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (by Kathy Noble); an essay by Francesca Gavin on dance in pop culture; case studies on British creative force FKA Twigs and American dance pioneer Merce Cunningham; a round table with performers/choreographers Maria Hassabi, Will Rawls and Cally Spooner moderated by Charles Aubin; and a visual insert by artist Cécile B. Evans.
To follow, this issue’s MONO section is dedicated to New York painter Peter Halley. One of the most theory-aware artists of his generation, here Halley talks at length with Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen about how his practice transforms the language of geometric abstraction into a commentary on our post-industrial, technologically-governed society; while writer Wendy Vogel brings up back to the INDEX years (1996–2006), when Halley was the publisher of the cult magazine of indie culture. The feature is accompanied by an exclusive photo shoot by iconic New York fashion and celebrity photographer Roxanne Lowit.