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22 11 2014

“The Nakeds”: Exhibiting Nude Drawing in an Era of Digitized Sexuality

On the occasion of the "The Nakeds," a group exhibition of nudes at The Drawing Room in London, 032c spoke with David Austen and Gemma Blackshaw, and curators Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle about nakedness and the nude, the rejection of voyeurism, and the feminist approach to representing the body.
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins whose BA collection won her the L’Oréal Professionel Talent Award following the show. A thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding…
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Post-Soviet Suburbia: KIRILL SAVCHENKOV’s “Umwelt”

In his project Umwelt, Savchenkov studies suburbs as habitat—both utopian and dystopian, real and virtual. Shown through the prism of eclectic memories, it is a pop cultural playground for the young, littered with plastic bags and energy drink cans. It is a mythical space of the ideals that have been abandoned by their creators, left free to grow and develop on their own.
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Microchip Exposure & Bluetooth Vocabularies: A Meditation on Tech Aesthetics

The Archival Aesthetics: Environment and Object universe has once again expanded with a visual discussion of “Tech Aesthetics”. Reese Riley and Gergo Kovacs return with their roster of visual artists, contemplating the tech object as both a plasma-screened deity and an extension of human interactivity. Accompanying mix by Born In Flamez. “The mythic tech object is a …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Blue Sky Agenda: Designer ANDERS HAAL in Conversation with 032c

ANDERS HAAL is a Stockholm-based designer who, after completing his studies at Beckmans College of Design, moved on to become first designer at Ann-Sofie Back Atelje. In late 2013, he left the company to start his own label, HAAL, which was quickly picked up by forward-thinking retailers such as LN-CC and Opening Ceremony. His second…
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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT – erudite, pithy, inimitable – has a fluid attitude towards script and character. "I'm not an actor that says, ‘these are the circumstances I need in which to work.' Every project, every different group of actors, dictates the way you work." An interview with the Australian actor.
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The story of NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE and how BALENCIAGA became 21st Century Fashion

On November 5, 2012, Balenciaga announced that it was parting ways with its creative director of 15 years: the legendary innovator NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, who for months following his departure remained quiet amidst endless rumor and speculation about his plans for the future – and, significantly, about those plans’ potential impact on the future of the industry. For 032c, Ghesquière not only …
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We Do What We Want

We Do What We Want

ROBERT SILVERS ignores the market. He’s also the juggernaut behind the New York Review of Books. Robert Silvers doesn’t skip a beat; his heart operation is behind him. The 82 ­year ­old is in his kingdom, the editorial offices of The New York Review of Books. The gentleman of large stature wears a dark suit and…
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Seize the Right Moment: INGE FELTRINELLI

She’s almost 82 and she’s been at the helm of one of Europe’s most significant publishing houses for over 40 years: INGE FELTRINELLI, widow of publisher cum-political activist, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, and heir to his fortune of billions. However, she was successful before her marriage, when she was called Inge Schoenthal, taking iconic images of Greta Garbo and Ernest Hemingway. Here is a …
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THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

THE WOLF STANDS/CRIES ALONE

FRITZ J. RADDATZ: Quite possibly the brightest – and certainly the best dressed – culture journalist Germany had ever seen. As a major player at the respected weekly Die Zeit in the 1970s and 80s, he shaped the cultural life of West Germany. Always on the Left but never a “lefty,” he drove a Porsche when it was more fashionable to go to demonstrations. He brought James Baldwin to the …
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FRANCESCO VEZZOLI: Plastic, Saturday Night, Milan

The artist FRANCESCO VEZZOLI ­recently had an epiphany. It was not the result of a ­spiritual journey or the discovery of a new author – Vezzoli had his revelation at PLASTIC, a disco heaven in Milan where the rules of club culture are upended and renewed. When he told us that the legendary institution was on the verge of closing, we knew what needed to be done: a series of ­embroidered …
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