KALEIDOSCOPE appoints new Editor-in-Chief

KALEIDOSCOPE appoints new Editor-in-Chief


Photo: Léonard Méchineau.
May 4, 2016


KALEIDOSCOPE is delighted to announce that starting September 2016, Myriam Ben Salah will join the magazine’s team as new Editor-in-Chief of the international edition, with founder Alessio Ascari shifting to the role of Publishing and Creative Director.

“I have long admired KALEIDOSCOPE’s unapologetic take on what a contemporary art publication can be today,” comments Ben Salah. “The magazine broke down the partitions of a traditional approach and transcended its core topic through a cross-disciplinary and hybrid outlook, while still maintaining a rigorous and substantial editorial line. I like that one can equally evoke Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas and Justin Bieber’s dreadlocks in talking about contemporary art and visual culture. I think Alessio did a great job at remodeling the potential of the magazine as a multi-platform medium, by constantly fostering new and unexpected strategies to serve a visually engaging content. I look forward to bringing my own vision into the mix, while charting a course among all the great endeavors that have been implemented by the current editorial team and contributors.”

Myriam Ben Salah (b. 1985, Algiers) is a curator and writer based in Paris, where she has been coordinating special projects and public programs at Palais de Tokyo since 2009, focusing especially on performance art, video and publishing initiatives. She co-edits F.A.Q., a periodical image-only magazine with artist Maurizio Cattelan, and her writings have appeared in numerous international art publications. She will be the curator-in-residency at Fahrenheit by FLAX (Los Angeles) starting July 2016.

“It feels good to welcome a talented, cosmopolitan young woman like Myriam to take on the position of Editor-in-Chief of KALEIDOSCOPE’s international edition,” Ascari adds. “I am excited to start working with her in my new capacity of Publishing and Creative Director. Myriam’s appointment is the latest step in KALEIDOSCOPE’s ongoing evolution: our sibling bilingual Asia edition launched last year and is growing fast, as the media company becomes more and more of a global platform, producing creative and innovative projects inner and parallel to the magazine. I will devote myself to these new, inspiring scenarios and outer reaches, supervising and developing the brand’s activity. With the fresh arrival of Myriam, the leadership and direction of KALEIDOSCOPE’s international edition will change, for the new and the better. More observant, more disruptive and more avant-garde—just like she is. The next issue, out this June, will be my last one as ”in-Chief” and will be a major, surprising release.”

Founded in 2009 in Milan, KALEIDOSCOPE is an international magazine of contemporary art and culture defined by its curatorial and interdisciplinary attitude towards the New. Doubled with the launch of a sibling edition dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region in 2015, KALEIDOSCOPE’s activity also unfolds through collateral projects, furthering the idea that the magazine is an open platform that can exist in print, online and live.

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