DEANA LAWSON: THE SELECTION OF IMAGES
"The photo-based artist DEANA LAWSON chose not to issue a statement about the selection of images." – Deana Lawson Studio, New York, 2020.
SMASHED COLLARBONES: Berlin Art Week 2022
Eating, slurping, and devouring – in some cases as sexual practices, in others as the actual consumption of food – pervaded Berlin Art Week 2022. Navigating through a web of bizarre desires, funky fantasy worlds, and splintered bones, joy was (not) found in a premium thick milkshake.
A Great Anomic Era: Ian Cheng
Cyber Simulacrum: IAN CHENG has created a computer generated world, that through AI simulations tells the story of “Life After BOB”. In the pursuit of creating a digital narrative imbued with aliveness, Chen discusses the IRL processes and inspirations behind the smoke and lazers.
Finding Romance in the Grotesque: Jon Rafman
Can we ever experience our fully fleshed selfs? Or will we always be nothing more than mortal video game characters who are only a reference of a reference?
By Claire Koron Elat
CONCEPT ENGINEER: Moncler's Remo Ruffini
How MONCLER CEO Remo Ruffini transformed the humble puffer jacket into a cultural status symbol. Celebrating 70 years of Moncler, 032c publishes our interview with Ruffini from our Winter 2021 print edition.By Joerg Koch
Alice and her old pal the Rabbit have a big chat about drugs, sex, bugs, boys, sweets, and all kinds of weird feelings in the woods of Wonderland on a deep-fried summer night.
RAF SIMONS x KVADRAT: Endeavor into Gotlanida
Director Jeppe Lange drops us into Gotlandia, his surreal take on the Swedish island of Gotland and home to the Raf Simons x Kvadrat collaboration.
BRENDA’S BUSINESS with PETER DO
Interviewing the who's who of fashion is not for the faint of heart. Brenda Weischer aka @brendahashtag, takes on the challenge in her new column "Brenda's Business" in her first interview with the enigmatic fashion designer Peter Do.By Brenda Weischer
Mining a Counter-History from the Past: William S. Burroughs and Subcultures in Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas might nestled deep in the American heartland. Yet, for many punks, the small college town is the closest place to utopia they will ever know.
Cactus Store Collective: Happy Plants, Happy Life
Cactus Store, a plant-owned, human-operated collective focuses on improving relations between all forms of life on Earth.
MONA TOUGAARD in “The Whole World Glows Outside Your Eyes”
From 032c Magazine Issue #41: GOI MENASE and model ADIDAS x GUCCI for photographer SZILVESZTER MAKÓ in a shoot styled by RAS BARTRAM.
Swapping champagne for intravenous infusions at a luxury lakeside retreat in Austria, TRANSMISSIONS columnist Jordan Richman realizes that the best cultural production happens far away from art world galas, downtown dinner debates, or the latest Balenciaga stunt. Real culture, he learns, lives within (literally).
A Sartorial City by adidas Originals
"The past remixed. The future created. Define our new age of originality.” With “made Originals Berlin“ adidas Originals celebrated an exclusive pop-up party with live acts, including Lil Yachty, Juju, and Pajel, to commemorate their iconic history and give a first taste of what the brand’s future holds.
By CLAIRE KORON ELAT
Michael Heizer: DESERT CITY
"Thousands of years from now, when some cataclysm splits Nevada down to the dust we walk on today and an alien race – mute, telepathic, formless – comes across City, cracked and eroded, its fragments serried across the landscape like boundary stones, will it tell them anything about this time that resembles what we call art?" Michael Heizer’s "City" is finally open to the public. It has been six decades since the project's inception — a drop in the bucket compared to the tens of thousands of years land artwork of such scale aspires to remain on our earth. Mahfouz Sultan wrote on Heizer for us in 2021, and now the public can now take their first steps among this sprawling megasculpture hidden in the remote Nevada desert, by appointment of course.
By Mahfuz Sultan
Pure Shores: Thomas Lohr’s GEZEITEN
“While watching the rock throughout the different periods of the year, I realized that it looks and functions a bit like a sundial. A constant in time, it sits right where the tide comes in, so every day it’s twice dry and twice nearly covered with water, depending on the tide hight. The project is called ‘Gezeiten,’ which means ‘tide’ in German, but also includes the word “Zeit,” which means time.”
By ADRIANO SACK
Maintenance of Curiosity: Oana Stănescu
Corri Spencer sits down with Romanian-born, NYC-based architect Oana Stănescu to discuss the development of her practice, and the confident ease in her approach to the countless larger than life projects she breathes life into.
By Corri Spencer
Malik Flint — aka bLAck pARty — considers himself the Sun Ra of R&B. He spoke with us about his place within the music scene, the connection between his music and nature and the joy he feels as a new father.
The Bstroy Conversations
"Neo-native design house" BSTROY are prophets of the post-Yeezy, post-Abloh creative landscape – and they're "the sort of punks the fashion world has not seen since Alexander McQueen," writes Saam Niami.
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, news coverage has often overlooked the day to day lives of those impacted by warfare. Photographer Joshua Olley met with people living alongside the conflict, and documented the many faces of lives interrupted by conflict.
032c WORKSHOP Opens in Berlin-Charlottenburg
032c announces the opening of 032c WORKSHOP, the brand’s first stand-alone retail venue. The storefront will present 032c Readytowear as well as projects an exhibitions, opening with an installation by Sterling Ruby featuring a special capsule collection from the artist's couture label, S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA.
As mentioned, STERLING RUBY is a "one-man Bauhaus." Based in Los Angeles, he maintains an artistic practice in a range of media: from painting and sculpture to collage, from photography and ceramics to, most recently, clothing and interior design. From his studio – one of the city’s largest – emerge objects that seem to be fragmented ruins of the future, extracted from another world.
By STEVEN PULIMOOD
CRUISE CENTENNIAL: Matt Lambert x Ludovic de Saint Sernin for Pornhub
"I hope there's at least a small part of the audience watching explicit content that wants a bit more." Photographer Matt Lambert and designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin discuss their new Pornhub collaboration: an homage to cruising in Berlin.
Les Démons de Midi: Luca Guadagnino and Carlo Antonelli Are Friends, Talking
Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has taken on interior design, a long-time dream pursued (mostly) quietly over the last few years in the homes of his friends and in his own. Guadagnino officially came out of the shadows during Milano Design Week last month with a solo exhibition for Fuorisalone – at least, his work did. The "I Am Love" director was shooting in Boston at the time, but while he may have avoided the design crowds, he couldn't escape the gaze of an old friend. Carlo Antonelli interrogates Guadagnino about all things "interior."
By Carlo Antonelli
CHANEL No 5, RED MOSCOW, AND THE SCENT OF TOTALITARIANISM
“Can a drop of perfume tell the story of the twentieth century? Can a smell bear the traces of history? What can we learn about the history of the twentieth century by examining the fate of perfumes?” – Karl Schlögel
By Joachim Bessing