Top

SAMSUNG Über Alles: Artist SIMON DENNY Exhibits the Electronic Company’s Climb to Global Dominance

Simon Denny’s current exhibition New Management at Frankfurt’s Portikus explores a pivotal occasion in the history of the South Korean multinational Samsung. The 1993 “Frankfurt Declaration” was a three-day conference in a Frankfurt hotel by Samsung’s Chairman Lee Kun-hee for dozens of his top executives and shareholders. During the event, Kun-hee outlined a new management philosophy, which …
More

JG BALLARD Interviews an 18-Year-Old RICHARD PRINCE

As a historical document, JG BALLARD’s 1967 interview with RICHARD PRINCE is like an unclaimed piece of checked luggage. Allegedly published by Ballard in Punch magazine in August 1967 (032c can neither confirm nor deny this), it was much more likely to have first been published by Prince in the art magazine ZG fourteen years later. It would appear safe to assume that this interview between …
More

Artist Dena Yago Reviews NICOLA, MILAN, a new book by Lodovico Pignatti Morano

Vaguely employed as a brand strategist in a B-version of the Italian Glamour export economy, the twenty-five-year-old unnamed narrator of Nicola, Milan is an international loner, watch checker, tip leaver, shit-talker, drifting from bar to airport lounge, taxi to hotel foyer, drunk and caffeinated at the same time, trying to explain to you the finer points of how to pitch an idea of Italy to …
More

GUCCI’s Bag for the Woman Who’s About Her Business

Jackie Kennedy Onassis was so influential in modern fashion that we tend to forget how much simple dressing owes her. One of Jackie’s signature fashion items was her Gucci Hobo bag, an unlined leather classic that the Italian house’s creative director, Frida Giannini, has been reintroducing into its line since 2009. For the A/W 2014 collection, the “Jackie Soft” includes a tote, shoulder …
More

Silence = Death: Remembering New York’s Public Art of AIDS Activism

At a time when the AIDS epidemic was surrounded by injustice and confusion, collectives such as Gran Fury and Group Material mobilized themselves not simply as artists, but as activists in a larger political arena. For his upcoming book, REBELS REBEL: AIDS, Art and Activism in New York, 1979-1989, Tommaso Speretta has compiled a collection of essays and images from the frontlines of AIDS activism.
More

Thieves “R” Us: The New Kenzo Fall 2014 Experience

The new Kenzo Fall 2014 online experience is uncanny, a mystery that turns theft into ownership, heist into art, and power into amusement. Created by directors Partel Oliva and web/3D designers Kim Boutin and David Broner, the project is an abstract-noir starring models Grace Bol and Sang Woo Kim.
More

Gloved Hands & Digitized Countertops: A Meditation on Homecare Aesthetics

Archival Aesthetics: Environment and Object is an image-based investigative project by Reese Riley. Envisioned as a twelve-part series, each epoch consists of a categorical Facebook group that aims to disentangle a sphere of meaning in order to find all that is intrinsic to it. Along with Riley, Gərgő Kovács, David Marinos, and Kyle Joseph have put together a special commission of images for …
More

Why HANS FEURER Is Still the Master of Outdoor Fashion Photography

#032cBOOKCLUB: A traveler, hunter, and fisherman, HANS FEURER (Swiss, b. 1939) likes to capture anything that moves: models (mostly women) who “smell, are warm, and alive,” scarves moulded to bodies by strong wind, sweat moving down skin, dust stirred by horses and a shepherd staff, melting glaciers, tassels dangling over the groin, or toothpaste frothing from the mouth.
More

The CHERMAYEFF Century

For the newest wave of cultural observers, the name CHERMAYEFF may not mean much. But to flip through the hidebound epic of their collective lives, is to realize the depths of their influence in the world of architecture and design. Their tale has been spinning out for more than a century.
More

“So, what if there’s no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today”: Calvin Klein Jeans and mytheresa.com Reissue 90s Classics

Calvin Klein Jeans and luxury e-commerce site mytheresa.com have relaunched the brand’s 1990s classics, including T-shirts, overalls, sweatshirts, and jean jackets. These were more than just standard casual-wear pieces—they characterised the visual universe created by photographer Herb Ritts and starring Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg. They epitomised both heroine-chic minimalism and sporty …
More

Artist TOBIAS REHBERGER Dazzles War History on the River Thames

Artist TOBIAS REHBERGER often explores whether a work must be seen in order to exist, and how possible it is to see at all when all our senses are over-stimulated. Earlier this week, Rehberger, who’s worked regularly with WWI dazzle naval camouflage, presented his make-over of England’s HMS President (1918) at Victoria Embankment, London.
More

peoplereading032c.tumblr.com

VIVA LAS VEGAS! A self-portrait of VA$ABOY reading 032c at the Wynn Hotel in Sin City. This is the launch of peoplereading032c.tumblr.com. Feel free to send in images of yourself reading 032c to office@032c.com. If not you, then who?
More

SCHOOL RUINED MY LIFE: Hyein Seo’s BAD EDUCATION at Antwerp’s Royal Academy

BAD EDUCATION is young designer HYEIN SEO’s latest collection, emphasizing youth, the afflictions of school, and invisible skateboards. Together with photographer NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and stylist John Colver, Seo premieres the collection—her final work at Antwerp’s Royal Academy—on 032c, accompanied by a video by Gemma Yin Taylor. Combining sexed-up Weltschmerz with recreational …
More

FRIDA by ISHIUCHI

In FRIDA BY ISHIUCHI, Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi’s images of Frida Kahlo’s clothing, cosmetics, and orthopedic and medical devices abstract and narrate a dynamic portrait of the Mexican painter and feminist’s public and private lives. Photos of Kahlo’s outer attire alongside what went unseen in her wardrobe show how Kahlo (1907–1954) constructed her iconic image…
More

HUMA BHABHA Shares the Cinematic Inspirations for her Monstrous Sculptures

Artist HUMA BHABHA engages with the human form in raw and visceral ways, using found materials to make sculptures that are monstrous and totemic, as if they’ve come from a distant past or the decaying ruins of some future civilization. They are also globally referential, suggesting Greek kouroi, African sculpture, Easter Island heads, Egyptian statues,…
More

Every End is a Beginning: Architect ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS Speaks to 032c

An architect who doesn't build, ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS straddles the line between art and architecture. In place of brick and mortar constructions are instead installation and exhibition pieces for the post-digital age, often curated and designed by Angelidakis himself. 032c posed a few questions to the Greek architect on the occasion of his brillian retrospective solo show at the National …
More

As Rich As It’s Void: The Museum of Post Digital Cultures

The Museum of Post Digital Cultures is a collaborative online platform that invites curators, artists, and writers to present a range of projects and ideas surrounding the social and political consequence of the Internet. Founded in continuation of the 2013 symposium “Post Digital Culture” in Lausanne, the museum eschews the conventional archive—dead cemeteries of PDFs and sound…
More

Juergen Teller Shows Off MACHO at Deste

032c is a media sponsor for Juergen Teller’s first solo exhibition in Greece. Titled Juergen Teller: Macho, and curated by Marina Fokidis, the show opens at the Deste Foundation in Athens on Friday, June 20.
More

Feel the Need to Believe: Artist Jeremy Shaw’s Film “Quickeners”

JEREMY SHAW's work explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to transcendental experience. His most recent film, Quickeners, reworks footage from the 1967 ethnographic documentary Holy Ghost People, which portrays a Pentecostal Christian sect in West Virginia, to create a new narrative that takes place in a future of Quantum Humans. It is an exquisite …
More

The AIRBNB Parasite of the Venice Architecture Biennale

On the occasion of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, a group of architects—Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela, and Octave Perrault—has independently organized the AIRBNB Pavilion, a showcase of works by 15 architects and 15 artists characterized by notions of domestic life. Taking place in numerous Venetian apartments rented through Airbnb, the exhibition will …
More