Released twice a year, KALEIDOSCOPE is a meeting place for a global community of creative minds, drawn by an audacious art direction and ever-surprising contributions from visionary artists, writers, and image-makers. The magazine’s experimental approach also expands to our creative projects in print, online and live—as is best exemplified by the programming of Spazio Maiocchi, our home and exhibition space in Milan, and our annual festival Manifesto, inaugurated in 2019 at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris. Believing that artists are the real truth-tellers and agents of change, our work puts their vision and creativity front and center—a constant reminder about the importance of pushing boundaries and breaking new ground.
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We are delighted to announce the release of KALEIDOSCOPE‘s new issue #39 (fall/winter 2021–22), a special edition entitled “Archive Continuum.”
In recent years, we have witnessed a huge resurgence of the archive as a global trend across creative industries—from coveted vintage clothing and rare books, to out-of-print magazines and iconic design pieces. Fueled by nostalgia and new principles of circular consumption, the archive as an ever-evolving platform for curatorial research, accumulation, and cataloguing, continues to affirm itself as an aesthetics and a state of mind. Aiming to rethink and challenge the stillness usually associated with the idea of the archive, we chose the title “Archive Continuum” to refer to the archive as an ongoing, living process—one that, we like to think, can perpetually change, evolve, and adapt to mutating circumstances.