KALEIDOSCOPE #42 SS23 – ART ♥ MERCH. Alessio Ascari, Cristina Travaglini (Eds.). Kaleidoscope Press

Posted in Fashion, graphic design, magazines, writing on August 22nd, 2023
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KALEIDOSCOPE’s new issue 42 (Spring/Summer 2023) launches with a set of six covers. 

A decade after his howling debut album—released at only 18, preciously young and totally timeless—we captureArchy Marshall aka King Krule through the lens of Mark Kean. About to release his fourth record, he sits down with Cyrus Goberville to talk about becoming a father, his move from London to Liverpool, writing on commuter trains between the two cities, and lingering in the “space between.”

Shot in Tokyo by Joshua Gordon, Japanese director Takashi Miike has gained a cult following, both in his homeland and internationally, as a filmmaker of the extremes of brutality, sex, and gore. Through a transoceanic cultural reading by Tetsuya Suzuki, we get acquainted with the cinematic icon, who, despite over 30 years work in film, retains the ethos of the permanent outsider.

Inaugurating a new carte blanche format “outsourcing” an editorial segment to like-minded global creatives,“Upstate” features original photography by Richard Kern and an essay by Olivia Kan-Sperling, within a special insert (cum foldedtwo-sided poster) produced and designed by game-changing New York-based modelling agency,No Agency.

A photographic portfolio by Bolade Banjo captures Popcaan, Jamaica’s biggest dancehall star, in London’s Savile Row—with an accompanying conversation between Jamaican academic Carolyn Cooper and Anglo-Jamaican curator Carol Tulloch, discussing dancehall style and culture across the two countries, in its homegrown and diasporic evolutions.

Throughout an artistic career dedicated to examining America‘s iconographies, religions, and utopias, Jim Shaw has experimented with almost every art form. Shot by Max Farago in his L.A. studio, he talks with Hans Ulrich Obrist about drawing, painting, playing in punk bands, working in the movies, collecting ephemera, and chronicling his dreams.

If you can’t buy the painting, why not get the T-shirt? Featuring an essay by Patrick McGraw and a special insert by Procell, the trend repot ART <3 MERCH investigates the unstoppable rise of museum and art gallery merchandise over the past decade—the cumulative point of an economic and creative process that started with Pop Art.

In the magazine’s front-of-the-book section, through the lens of Chris Lensz, we trawl Paris’ arrondissements with a new class of multi-hyphenate Situationists who are making and unmaking the city. Featuring DJ and visual artist Crystallmess, book dealer and curator Rare Books Paris, artist and musician Erwan Sene, and chef Mathieu Canet.

Presenting a new A.I. generated body of work, Jon Rafman builds virtual worlds for the viewer to get lost within. In conversation with Jak Ritger, he reflects on the profound ways technology has affected human society, while also exploring the sublime, the uncanny, the ingenuity of human creativity, and the changing role of the artist. 

Reenergising the classical forms of the institution with what they’ve termed “post-internet dance,“ Marseille-based collective(LA)HORDE departs from the exclusionary rigidity of the ballet with poetic, punk, and politically engagedworks. Words by Isabelle Bucklow and photography by Winter Vandenbrink encapsulate the power of real bodies moving. 

Also featured in this issue: American novelist Emma Cline (photography by Caroline Tompkins and interview by Lola Kramer), a new series of drawings by Aurel Schmidt (words by Sophie Kemp), Japanese photographer Hiroh Kikai(words by Jeppe Ugelvig), Italian punk band CCCP (words by Achille Filipponi), and “Five NYC Painters”(paintings by Brook Hsu, Francesca Facciola, Michelle Uckotter, Olivia Van Kuiken, and Justine Neuberger, and words by Reilly Davidson).

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IWAKAN Volume 06 – The Masculinity Issue. Andromeda, Jeremy Benkemoun, Lana Kageyama, Yuri Abo (Eds.). Creative Studio REING

Posted in Gender, graphic design, Japan, magazines, photography, Uncategorized, writing on July 18th, 2023
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IWAKAN Volume 06: 

Masculinity — or perhaps our mistaken understanding of it — as an ideology has entrenched itself so deeply into every system that runs our society. These unequivocally male-dominated systems stare at us on a daily basis, represented by the patriarchy and misogyny we witness regularly in acts like men buying women drinks at the dinner table; reaffirming their unwavering presence and unforgiving rules. While some may find it easy to accept the system, others struggle to comply. We are those people who struggle. Those people who are tired of these outdated norms for masculinity, who are tired of it being understood solely through the lens of violence and dominance, and who are tired of the emptiness that comes from humans constantly being reduced to caricatures of themselves and forced to participate in this ludicrous system called patriarchy. Masculinity does not belong solely to those who have a penis, it is something that should be accessible to all. That is why, we want to find a new understanding of it, one that is fresh, revitalized, rich, inclusive, and diverse. It is time that masculinity changes, it is time that masculinity is liberated.

Features

The Masculinity Issue 06 違和感瞬間 男 14 Producing Sex: Images of Masculinity in the Gay Porn Industry/François Sagat 24 A Space for Men’s Confessions 32 Exploring Gender: What Can Masculinity Contribute to Being Non-binary?/Amity Miyabi 36 An Unwavering Heart Reaching for the Light/Sennosuke Kataoka 48 Imagining New Masculinities Through Music: an Interview with NoSo, Ichi Takashi, and Aisho Nakajima 52 PEOPLE VOICE OPINION Let the people speak! 60 The Unspoken Tenderness/Nelson Hor 66 Our Career Choices: A Message For the Future From a Parenting Adviser and an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist/Keito Kawanishi, Singh Ikebukuro 74 STUDY OUR ISSUE: Is “Masculinity” a Good Enough Excuse for Violence?/Noriko Yamaguchi 78 Pity for Men: the Agonies and Contradictions of Unpopular Boys./Kai Nishii 90 The Glass House of Adonis/Andromeda 92 Exploring The House of Gay Art: The Captivating Photographs of Junichi Enya/Mika Kobayashi 96 Is Coffee Masculine? A Conversation About Coffee and Masculinity/Keita Nakamura, Yuki Shibata, Mako 108 Redefining “Realness”: Exploring the Implications and Possibilities of “Male Genital” Prosthetics/Prosthesisman.Stp.Japan 112 Disobedience, Deconstruction, and Desire: Re-Defining Bodies Through Clothing and Art/Bárbara Sánchez-Kane 122 Decoding Performance and the Body Through the Works of Kento Terada and Sota Kodera/Mika Kobayashi 128 The Exquisite Corpse of Likeness/Yuki Kasaï-Paré 137 Recognising ‘Domination’: The Beginning of Resistance/Hanae Takahashi 138 Vol.4 IWAKAN OPEN ART CONTEST 141 Radically Moderate/Nonoka Sasaki 142 A Diary of Secret Dialogues/Mitsu Tachibana 144 My Incomplete Beauty Handbook/Yuri Abo 146 Asian Gaze/Yo Katami from loneliness books 148 Let’s Talk About Politics/Ana 150 Stopped Making Sense/Noemi Minami 152 Recommendations from Contributors Cover Design: 福岡南央子

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Vakuum #2. Various. Kiosk International

Posted in Fashion, magazines, Technology, writing on June 17th, 2023
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This is Vakuum: your magazine for spirituality and technology!

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Collateral Strategies. Capslock. Capslock Magazine

Posted in graphic design, magazines on June 1st, 2023
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Stuck on a blank canvas? Collateral Strategies is here to help. 

Our collection of 55 evocative cards, each containing a unique claim, is tailored to overcome creative blocks and inspire new perspectives. Each card features a thought-provoking statement that any creative person can interpret. Simply draw one card, let it inspire you and elevate your designs to the next level. 
Innovative design requires innovative tools that foster experimentation and lateral thinking, and Collateral Strategies aims to be just that. A perfect addition to your creative arsenal.

Unlock your creative potential with Collateral Strategies. 1 deck, 55 high quality evocative cards, 55 evocative claims.

Whenever you encounter a creative block, just draw one card and let its claim inspire you. Elevate your design to the next level.

55 cards, 100% creative inspiration.

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Capslock #2. Lost in Evolution. Roberto Rigon (Ed.). Capslock Magazine

Posted in graphic design, magazines, typography on May 31st, 2023
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Lost In Evolution can be defined as a linguistic atlas. We collected more than 100 words that are redefining the times we live in, complete with their definition and explanation. These chapters are linked by a sci-fi novel that narrates the events of a post-apocalyp- tic future. This novel was written by us both using our human hands and with an Al-based text creator program. The final output is a cyborg-esque story where identity, language, and technology merge together in a tale that involves all of us, as part of humankind. Every term is associated with its respective Glyph, created from an algorithm-genera- ted graphic program we designed. We used an Al-image generator to create the graphics which introduce every chapter. The glyphs, combined with the Al-generated artworks, create the visual language that got Lost In Evolution.

Capslock Magazine was officially born in 2018 starting from a common vision devel- ped by a creative collective from the Vicenza area. This diverse team brings together graphic and product designers, DJs, and creatives who share a strong passion: the concept of the avant-garde, whether it can be tran- smitted to the context of technology, art, design, video games, and music. The goal of this project is to investigate every creative field from an innovative and te chronological point of view.

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Log 57 – Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . . Cynthia Davidson (Ed.). Anyone Corporation

Posted in magazines, Theory on May 30th, 2023
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Log 57 – Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . .
Anyone Corporation,

USA, 
Architecture, 
Magazine, 
“Calls for more Blackness in architecture schools can be simplistic,” writes architect Darell Wayne Fields, guest editor of Log 57. Well-meaning equity and inclusion programs often simply “associate the mere presence of Black bodies with institutional change.” In Log 57, a 208-page thematic issue titled Black is . . . an’ Black ain’t . . ., 29 authors explore the complexities of Blackness as it relates to aesthetics and architectural pedagogy. As Fields notes, “In calling for more Blackness, I, for one, am calling for more Black methodology. An inherent characteristic of [which] is a measurement of difference.”
To that end, Log 57 gathers essays and reflections on architectural pedagogies, both in academia and in practice, by Sean Canty, Michelle JaJa Chang, Ajay Manthripragada, and Mónica Ponce de León, among others. Projects by young designers for whom methodological concepts of Black Signification and bricolage are central are presented in a four-color section, and built works and a preservation effort channel difference as a generative force in real-world communities. “This work demonstrates what is possible when methodological change is real,” writes Fields. “Real change, like Blackness, makes us nervous. Black difference, however, is revolutionary.”

Contents

Chelsea Jno Baptiste, Savannah Cheung & Sahil Mohan, “VERSatile Method”

Tamara Birghoffer, “House for a House”

Kenneth Brabham Jr., “A Room for Jacob Lawrence”

Alex Cabana, “Fuller’s Spine”

Barrington Calvert, “Speakeasy for the Revolution”

Barrington Calvert & Nick Meehan, “Preservation Operations: A Guided Tour of American Legion Post 218”

Sean Canty, “All the Things You Are: Latency as an Aesthetic Practice”

Brian Cavanaugh & Darell Wayne Fields, “University of Oregon Black Cultural Center”

Michelle JaJa Chang, “Shadows and Other Things”

Eunice Chung, “Bigness and Blackness”

Matt Conway, “Drunk Datums”

Melinda Denn, “A House for Rosie Lee Tompkins”

Nitzan Farfel, “A House Is a Brothel”

Darell Wayne Fields, “Prologue to a Black Pedagogy”

Rachel Ghindea, “House for the Dead”

Mitzy González, “Nepantla: An Altar for Gloria E. Anzaldúa”

Bernardo Guerra Jr., “Asylum–Proximity”

Kaleb Houston & Hannah Terry, “Black Architecture 101”

Reese Lewis, “The Speculative Devaluation of 270 Park Avenue”

Ajay Manthripragada, “A Double Untying”

Sydney Rose Maubert, “the gate: the erotics of Black worship”

Nick Meehan, “House for No One”

Christina Moushoul, “A House for Sitcoms”

Rudabeh Pakravan, “Building Fronts”

Mónica Ponce de León, “Modest Ambitions”

Elizabeth Grace Siqueira, “House for Friars”

Eunice Takahaye Slanwa, “A House for Mary and Ayak”

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Supplement 07: Joar Nango: Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack. Joar Nango. Fillip

Posted in magazines, photography, writing on May 25th, 2023
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Supplement 07: Joar Nango: Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack

Fillip is pleased to announce the release of Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack, with contributions by Joar Nango, Ryan Gorrie, Timothy O’Rourke, David Thomas, Courtney R. Thompson, and Jenifer Papararo.

Supplement 7 traces Joar Nango’s artistic process, mapping the development of his temporary installation and sculpture Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack presented at Plug In ICA (Winnipeg) in 2019 as part of Stages. The publication features an interview between Nango and Indigenous architect David Thomas about an abandoned military barracks’ transformation into Canada’s largest urban reserve. It also includes a short essay by Indigenous architect Ryan Gorrie, in which he examines Circle of Life Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, designed by renowned Indigenous architect Douglas Cardinal. These texts are paired with critical writings by architecture lecturer Timothy O’Rourke and architecture scholar Courtney R. Thompson, who detail accounts of governmental suppression of Indigenous architectural and artistic ingenuity in both Australia and Canada.

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Mousse #83. Chiara Moioli, Antonio Scoccimarro (Eds.). Mousse Magazine

Posted in magazines, writing on May 10th, 2023
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DARA BIRNBAUM
(A) Turning the Media Against Itself
Michelle Kuo, Rahel Aima, and Emmanuel Olunkwa in conversation
(B) I Fought Like Fucking Hell to Get Out of the Black Box
Dara Birnbaum, Hito Steyerl, and Stuart Comer in conversation 

ANDREA BRANZI
(A) A Ribbon Running Through
Andrea Branzi in conversation with Alessandro Rabottini
(B) La Gioconda Sbarbata (The Shaved Mona Lisa, 1972)
by Andrea Branzi (from Casabella, no. 363, March 1972) 

LALA RUKH
(A) Reading Lala Rukh
by Saira Ansari
(B) Interviews, Past and Present
by Mariah Lookman 

JULIE BECKER
(A) The Delirium of Digression
by Sabrina Tarasoff (from Mousse #76, Summer 2021)
(B) Outside the Vitrine (Julie Becker, Sparkle Woman)
by Mark von Schlegell (from Mousse #76, Summer 2021) 

VAGINAL DAVIS
(A) Vaginal Davis Troubles the Smile
by Dodie Bellamy (from Mousse #79, Spring 2022)
(B) The Royal We
Vaginal Davis in conversation with Ron Athey (from Mousse #79, Spring 2022)
(C) Anarchic Abundance, or The Art of Living
by Amelia Jones (from Mousse #79, Spring 2022) 

ROSEMARY MAYER
(A) Nothing Independent of Its Circumstances
by Wendy Vogel (from Mousse #73, Fall 2020)
(B) Surroundings
by Rosemary Mayer (from Art-Rite, no. 15, April 1977) 

JEAN-FRÉDÉRIC SCHNYDER
(A) Mister Neutral
by Martin Herbert
(B) On Schnyderian Art
by Patrick Frey (from Parkett, no. 25, 1990)

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DIK FAGAZINE #13 – Ukraine Isuue. Karol Radziszewski, Anton Shebato (Eds.).  DIK Fagazine; Queer Archives Institut

Posted in magazines, writing on April 19th, 2023
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DIK is back with an issue dedicated to queer history of Ukraine!

Issue edited by @karolradziszewski and @shebetko 
Design: @neuemartin 

Featured in issue:
@anatoly_belov_ 
@nikita.kadan 
@melovin_official 
@ZhannaSimeiz
@mysterium_fascinans 
@koptev_misha 
kay_altos88
@granatsplitter 
@thisisban 
Photo editor: @krzysiekrzysztofiak 

Published by @queerarchivesinstitute with kind support of @betweenbridgesfoundation

Cover photo: Anton Shebetko, ”Sofia”, We Were Here, 2018

@dikfagazine

#dikfagazine #ukraine #queer 

#queerukraine

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V Magazine #70 (yellow cover). Stephen Gan (Ed.). V magazine

Posted in Fashion, magazines, writing on April 1st, 2023
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Special 70th edition “THE STAR POWER ISSUE” (yellow cover).

THE BITCH IS BACK! See the return of pop’s most perennially talked about legend, Britney Spears, photographed by Mario Testino for our starpower issue. Plus: Joan Smalls by Alasdair McLellan, Carolyn Murphy by Danielle and Iango, and the best of spring fashion.

Contents:

Britney Spears photographed by Mario Testino
Celine Dion
Giselle Bündchen
Stevie Wonder
Liberace
Lea T
Zahia Dehar
Power Agents
Hollywood Legends
L.A. Infamy

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