Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette teams up with KALEIDOSCOPE on a multi-disciplinary program of public events.
This new festival will bring together some of the most interesting and influential figures on the contemporay creative scene over three days of talks, screening, workshops and performances.
The core theme of the first ediiton of KALEIDOSCOPE MANIFESTO will be ON COLLABORATION. As the "collab" mentality becomes the biggest trend across fashion and design, it is important to emphasize how collaboration between artists and creative heads from different fields has been a staple of contemporary art since the 20th century. Today, as the figure of the "author" becomes increasingly hybrid and collective, we witness the shift from a linear creation of value onto a "constellar" one that relies on curiosity, reciprocity and mutual inspiration, at times resulting into enduring synergies which open up an entirely new world for the artists involved.
Over three days of encounters, KALEIDOSCOPE MANIFESTO will activate the core functions of Lafayette Anticipations, turning the OMA building into a machine for collective production of ideas, and the temporary home of spontaneous community.
Artists, thinkers and creators participating in the festival include Virgil Abloh, Amnesia Scanner, Neïl Beloufa, Yussef Dayes, Simon Denny, DIS, Kelsey Lu, Red Lebanese, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Total Luxury Spa, and Young Girl Reading Group, among others.