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30 3 2015

Kram & Weisshaar’s ROBOCHOP Brings DIY into the Digital Age

This week at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo, design innovators Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar unveiled their latest project, ROBOCHOP. The large scale interactive installation consists of a slicing, dicing bright orange robot which takes its orders from a custom-designed software controlled by users from around the world. By visiting the Robochop website, the user…
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“LIFE, SEX AND DEATH AND ALL THAT FALLS IN BETWEEN”—Feature on foam Magazine’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell”

The decision to place heavyweight Nobuyoshi Araki alongside eight contemporary Japanese photographers is both illuminating and somewhat confusing. Bookended by an extensive portfolio from Nobuyoshi Araki’s new series, qARADISE, foam’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell” showcases work by figures whose connection to Araki is clear and those whose connection is a little tenuous. Yet, …
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“I AM THE PIETÀ”: 032c Premieres DONCHRISTIAN’s “Liu Kang” Music Video

DonChristian Jones’ soulful rap plays with spatial and temporal parameters to create tracks in which the past and present coalesce. Borrowing from Greek epics, architecture, and video games, the Philly-born, New York-based artist/producer is a man of many habits and modes. He studied painting at Wesleyan University, where he founded the Camp & Street crew along…
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“REVOLUTION STARTS IN HELL”—Russian Art Collective CHTO DELAT Speaks Out

The events of recent months have confronted the Russian artist collective, Chto Delat (“What Is To Be Done?”) with a changed reality. Their exhibition, "Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophe and Utopia", at KOW gallery in Berlin, marks a turning point as the group struggle to imagine an alternative future from the viewpoint of a cataclysmic present.
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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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