Virgil Abloh : KALEIDOSCOPE F/W 18 Milan Exhibition
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Reference Studios’ invitation to a private viewing of the KALEIDOSCOPE F/W 18 exhibition at Milan on Friday, November 30th 2018.

Virgil Abloh in Private view : KALEIDOSCOPE F/W 18 Exhibition

BY INVITATION ONLY

 

This upcoming Friday November 30th 2018, KALEIDOSCOPE will take over an entirety former industrial building in Milan. KALEIDOSCOPE will curate a multimedia experience which brings together a diverse selection of international artists. Guest of honor will be Virgil Abloh, presenting a specially-designed collector’s edition of KALEIDOSCOPE printed in 300 copies only, while also unveiling a new installation and billboard commission.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Virgil Abloh
  • Camille Henrott
  • Eric Mack
  • Collier Schorr
  • Young Girl Reading Group

5-7 PM

Talk with Virgil Abloh and private view.

7-9 PM

Performance by Young Girl Reading Group.

KALEIDOSCOPE will take over the entire surface of the former industrial space, curating a multimedia experience which brings together a diverse group of international artists featured in the magazine’s Fall/Winter issue.

Guest of honor will be Virgil Abloh, presenting a specially-designed collector’s edition of KALEIDOSCOPE printed in 300 copies, while also unveiling a new installation and billboard commission.

Coming with a special cover, a T-shirt and a limited-edition artwork, the pack will be launched and exclusively available to buy at kaleidoscope.media and Slam Jam stores.

The Chicago-native polymath, Off-White founder, and newly-appointed Louis Vuitton menswear creative director, will also engage in a public talk to state his manifesto for “streetwear as the next global art movement”—a sentiment among young people, a way of making across disciplines, and ultimately a new Renaissance breaking the barrier between high culture and real life.

In the gallery facing the courtyard, Collier Schorr (American, b. 1963; lives and works in New York) will present an exhibition of photographs dating from the early aughts to today. Self-described as a product of the ’80s—deconstruction and French post-feminism, the nefarious and seductive operation of advertising—Schorr is one of today’s biggest photographers, and one of the few who can credibly walk the line between fashion and art.

The exhibition will reveal the inner interactions that make her images so “meta”—interrogating the very idea of looking, and of looking back.

Acclaimed French artist Camille Henrot (b. 1978) will present—for the first time in Italy after the debut at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and MoMA, New York—a 3D video installation titled Saturday. Suspended between experimental fiction and anthropological gaze, the film looks into the Seventh-day Adventist Church to explore the relationship between religion and globalization—continuing the artist’s ongoing research into the infrastructures of knowledge.

After a two-month residency at Spazio Maiocchi, uprising American artist Eric N. Mack (b. 1987) presents a work resulting from this temporary studio, offering visitors a glimpse into his creative process. A language of the suspended pile, the messy space, of bodies leaving traces behind, the artist’s shamanic combinations of textile, newspaper pages and fragments of everyday objects have an architectural, even Baroque ambition—his painterly gestures sublimated into a “ballad of the black mundane.”

During the evening, a performance by Young Girl Reading Group will unfold across different rooms of the space. Established in 2013 by Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė (respectively Polish, b. 1986, and Lithuanian, b. 1987), YGRG started as a weekly, queer-enthusiast bookclub around feminist-inspired theory and fiction, later expanding into the domain of performative installation mediated through technology and the Internet—or in the artists’ words, “a sonar-social architecture of shared curiosity and synchronicity, a live Instagram hangout, and a self-conscious aesthetic chamber for intimacy and discovery.”

Founded in 2009 in Milan, KALEIDOSCOPE is today’s most innovative magazine of contemporary art and culture, and a creative studio active at the intersection of creative fields. 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.