Artist BJARNE MELGAARD’s Demented SoHo Yard Sale Resurrects a Stolen Sculpture

In 1996, Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard signed away the rights to his sculpture The Light Bulb Man after showing it at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. It was bought by a business man, who succeeded in aggressively over-producing the piece in years to come. “It was all taken away from me and made almost into a souvenir shop sculpture,” the artist recalls. Melgaard only recently won back the …
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032c Presents Christophe Chemin’s “keep your daisies for the cold days” Exhibition Opening

032c Workshop / Joerg Koch are pleased to present “keep your daisies for the cold days,” an installation by CHRISTOPHE CHEMIN. The works on view are derived from Chemin’s recent collaboration with PRADA for the label’s Autumn-Winter 2016/17 collections. In original drawings and collages commissioned by the label, the French artist questions our linear understanding…
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“Its Sound and Shape in my Mouth:” EDDIE PEAKE and the Enjoyment of Sexual Ambiguity

Google Eddie Peake and you will be confronted with images of sculpted nudity, lacquered spray paintings, and gritty music videos. His recent exhibition “The Forever Loop” at the Barbican in London successfully marked the first decade of Peake’s career as an artist. The show, a three-month, ten-hour-a-day installation, explored sexual identity, desire, and its origins. Peake welcomed visitors …
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NICHOLAS GHESQUIÈRE and JUERGEN TELLER Bring Us the Future-Archeology of LOUIS VUITTON Autumn-Winter 2016

Travel runs through Vuitton’s DNA, but for the trunk-maker’s Autumn-Winter 2016 collection, Nicolas Ghesquiere explores the implications of travelling through time as well as space. In a set of 57 concrete columns adorned with shattered mirrors—a futuristic Atlantis discovered beneath layers of history and dirt—Ghesquiere presented a meditation on the remnants of our time that will outlast …
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ALYX x 032c Paris Fashion Week Party at Silencio

This past Sunday, LVMH prize semi-finalists Alyx and 032c hosted a party deep underground below the Rue Montmartre at Silencio with DJs Louisahhh, AZF, Sita Abellán, and Natalia Escobar. The club conceived by David Lynch was the perfect setting for an evening of subterranean reality distortion, made even more surreal by the cast of attendees…
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JOHANNA VON BOCH and GUCCI: 032c’s 48 Hour Kreuzberg Marathon, Pt 1

Champagne, mink loafers, antique day beds, and champagne again—Friday night of 032c’s 48 Hour Kreuzberg Marathon kicked off with a house party hosted by 032c and GUCCI at Johanna von Boch’s apartment in an Altbau in Berlin-Kreuzberg. For part two of 032c’s 48 Hour Kreuzberg Marathon click here.
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DARK ROOM: Antwerp’s HORNOF.TV Debuts on 032c

Fresh out of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, HORNOF.TV is the brainchild of womenswear designer Frederick Hornof. Both a luxury brand and a URL, Hornof.tv promotes its first collection with the first in a series of short cinematic clips directed by LEE WEI SWEE that will accompany a direct-to-consumer website. With Burberry’s announcement last week…
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Why SAINT LAURENT Invitations Are Extremely Collectible Art Editions

Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for SAINT LAURENT encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft. Each book is around 100 pages, perfect-bound between a black notebook cover, and designed by a different LA-based artist. And as veritable art editions disguised as invitations, they are also the …
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SUSANNE PFEFFER: How Art’s POST-HUMAN TURN Began in Kassel

Since taking over Kassel’s Fridericianum in 2013, curator Susanne Pfeffer has turned Europe’s oldest museum (founded in 1779) into a platform for a mode of art practice that is purpose built for a post-human century. And, in a recent announcement, she has been named the curator of the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.…
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A Rose By Any Other Name: MATTHEW WILLIAMS and ALYX Go Medieval in Ferrara

“A foundation built on the undercurrent.” — This is how Matthew Williams describes his womenswear label ALYX. After establishing himself as a photographer and creative director, the New York-based Williams has devoted himself to ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by a melange of global subcultures. ALYX is luxury subverted, dissolved, and reconstituted into a shadow of…
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SEX with PANTS: MARTINE ROSE Visits the 70s in Her AW16 Fashion Film

Behind a wall of glass tiles, a lone boy polishes his shoes in a VHS-soaked purple-pink living room. Shirtless, his muscles flex as he scuffs his polishing rag to the throbbing beat of a dark disco song. He is the star and co-star in a “pornography for one”: a man, some venetian blinds, and a…
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“PUPPY-DOG OPTIMISM”

We are happy to announce that 032c editor-in-chief JOERG KOCH has been appointed to be also the editor-in-chief of the global e-commerce platform SSENSE. For more information, please read BUSINESS OF FASHION’s feature on this event. http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/creative-class/joerg-koch-032c-ssense-commerce-content-orthodoxy
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Slash’n’Lace: Welcome to the Couture of OTTOLINGER

032c sat down with Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient from „Ottolinger“ and spoke with them about their first collection, their life between different cities and the secret behind Swiss chocolate.   032c: Is there a story behind the brandname Ottolinger? Ottolinger: It was the name on our neighbor’s doorbell at our first studio, and we…
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MIRRORS FOR PRINCES: Wigs, Mesh, and Life Lessons

In their new editorial for 032c.com, photographer ETIENNE SAINT-DENIS and stylist LU PHILIPPE GUILMETTE bring us the story of a skatepark waif’s sartorial education at the hands of his new godmother:   Photographer : Etienne Saint-Denis Stylist : Lu Philippe Guilmette Grooming : Rafael Estrella Dunn Models : Charlie Shulz @ Montage Models & Ana…
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Coup de Net: METAHAVEN’s “Black Transparency”

METAHAVEN’s newly released book Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance (Sternberg Press, 2015) is a winding manual on the geopolitics of government secrecy and its combatants. Following up on their profile in Issue #26, 032c’s Thom Bettridge spoke with Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven.
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YNGVE HOLEN: Engines Turn, or Passengers Swim

Emerging from the 3D-printed rubble of Berlin’s “post-Internet” art scene, the Norwegian artist YNGVE HOLEN is a cold empiricist and a slapstick comedian. With sculptural test-subjects ranging from minor appliances (tea kettles and washing machines) to high-industrial behemoths (commercial airliners and CT scanners), his works map the anatomical features of a new human-machine eco-system.
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I am Curious, Blue: GARRETT “Issue 2”

Photographer MAXIME BALLESTEROS and stylist MARC GOEHRING brings us a blue and brooding stay-cation at Berlin’s Propellor Hotel, featuring accessories by GARRETT: Photography: Maxime Ballesteros Styling: Marc Goehring Model: Violet Wilson All Accessories: Garrett
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Choreographer ADAM LINDER Dances for Hire and Disrupts Contemporary Creative Economies

Through his touring “services,” Linder offers a critical reflection of his immediate art-showing environments, whether that be a buzzing art fair, a visual arts institution, or in the office of a private collector. As a service that can be bought (antithetical to most choreography) on an hourly basis, he imagines a format for dance outside the theatre, exposing the real-time economic …
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Sex is a Place: Leather by MELISSA TOFTON SS-16

At its core, this kind of sex is a feeling, the kind which makes you feel courageous without denying vulnerability. It's a dance between fantasy and reality, discreet yet strong. Clothes should feel sexy and sumptuous — not just look sexy.
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