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KALEIDOSCOPE publishes issue 15

KALEIDOSCOPE present issue 15, Summer 2012, a special edition entirely devoted to art produced in (or related to) the African continent today.

In a time when the once-dominant western model is collapsing, the impressive growth of Africa’s economies looks likely to continue and its cultural offer is growing more and more vibrant, exposing the international audience to an incredible offering of art, music, architecture, film, and design.

This issue intends to be the most up-to-date and thorough exploration of the African scene of contemporary art and culture, from Egypt to South Africa via Ethiopia and Nigeria, conducted in collaboration with a dream team of both international contributors and influential thinkers and practitioners working in and around Africa today.


Santu Mofokeng by Philippe Pirotte; Hassan Khan and Wael Shawky by Shahira Issa; Sci-Fi Narratives by Nav Haq and Al Cameron; Athi-Patra Ruga by Linda Stupart; Cinémathèque de Tanger by Omar Berrada.

Main theme – The Future of The Continent, Continent of the Future:
Part A) Art by Nana Oforiatta-Ayim; Part B) Cinema by Olufemi Terry and Frances Bodomo; Part C) Music by Benjamin Lebrave; Part D) Urban Planning by Antoni Folkers.

Mono – Nicholas Hlobo
Interview by Sean O’Toole; Essay by Tracy Murinik; Focus by Liese van der Watt.

Futura: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: From Nigeria to Ethiopia by Emmanuel Iduma; On Exhibitions: “African Negro Art” by Paola Nicolin; Souvenir d’Italie: Massimo Grimaldi by Luca Cerizza; Producers: Elvira Dyangani Ose by Carson Chan.

Three special portfolios
by Viviane Sassen, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, and Namsa Leuba.

KALEIDOSCOPE is an international quarterly of contemporary art and culture founded in 2009 in Milan. Distributed worldwide on a seasonal basis, it has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to the present (but also to the past and possible futures) with an interdisciplinary and unconventional approach.

KALEIDOSCOPE is distributed by: Motto (Europe), Antenne (UK), Les Presses du Réel (FR, BE), Ommu (Greece), Textfield and Ubiquity (USA), Radical Silence Production (Japan), Post Poetics (Korea).

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