The Slam Jam and Carhartt WIP collaborative art space Spazio Maiocchi is housing one of the most impressive ~immersive~ exhibitions of the year — to be hosted by your guy Virgil Abloh, who has also been commissioned to produce a few special things for the event. The catch: it’s in Milan and for one night only.
If you just so happen to be in the city on November 30, lucky you and I also sort of want to kill you. That’s because next to Virgil is a set of artists whose work is unconditionally exciting. Curated by the excellent art and thinking publication Kaleidoscope from a pool of artists who feature in their newly-released issue.
For the event, Virgil will present a collector’s edition of the issue, limited to 300 copies, which are packed with a t-shirt and a signed artwork. If any last past the event, they’ll be for sale at kaleidoscope.media and at Slam Jam stores. He’ll also host a talk to state his manifesto for “streetwear as the next global art movement” and unveil a new installation and billboard commission. Busy!
Also in the space will be an exhibition of Collier Schorr’s incred photographic work, spanning almost the last 20 years. French genius Camille Henrot will bring her 3D video installation ‘Saturday’ to Italy for the first time. Eric N. Mack, who is currently producing incredible work and who just had a two month residency at Spazio Maiocchi, will be showing off his temporary studio/creative process. Finally, Young Girl Reading Group — a queer/feminist theory/fiction irl and online reading group — will perform across two rooms of the space. Huge.
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30 November 2018 ✔️ KALEIDOSCOPE takeover @spaziomaiocchi: a multimedia experience bringing together a diverse selection of international artists featured in the magazine’s newly-released Fall/Winter issue. FEAT: @virgilabloh @collierschorrstudio @coelocanthe @y_g_r_g @ernatmack 5-7 PM: Talk with Virgil Abloh and private view 7-9 PM: Public opening and performance by Young Girl Reading Group
Image: Skype Portrait (Nico shaved), 2016 by Collier Schorr