Feb 2017 | Kult Magazine’s 20th issue, TOYS, aims to unveil novel experiences for all, offering an alternative and urban take on the theme. Artists were given facts about playthings which they interpreted and then recreated into artwork. The result is a visually provoking art book that exposes the history of toys, what they are now, and how they might define the future.
Over 80 percent of the 50 contributing artists have never been featured in Kult and were scouted through local art markets, word-of-mouth and social media.
While some are fresh faces to the scene – The C Project (SG), Sean Bernhardt (USA), .G/FK/DS (PH) – this issue also saw work from seasoned creatives like art collective The Terror Troopers (SG), illustrator Ash Schmitt (AUS), and toy maker Anatoy (KR).
For the very first time, Kult presented its magazine issue TOYS, in conjunction with its gallery show titled Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys. The magazine was on sale beginning from the opening night of the exhibition (17 Feb 2017).
The decision to link the themes of both the gallery show and magazine was an attempt to present essential conversations through the full spectrum of 2D and 3D visual culture.
Click here to pick up a copy of Kult Magazine #20 TOYS.
Click here to read more about Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys.