22 5 2018

PEACE, PLEASURE, AND PLENTY: Palm Trees and The Idea of Paradise

On the occasion of the opening of "Paradise is Now. Palm Trees in Art," the exhibition's curator Robert Grunenberg discusses the meaning of the palm with Norman Rosenthal. The most recognizable tree on Earth is presented at Salon Dahlmann and Robert Grunenberg Berlin until June 30th and features works by artists like David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Alicja Kwade, and Raf Simons.
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REFERENCE BERLIN Launch Dinner with Gucci x 032c

Last Wednesday, 19 stories up at the Axel Springer Journalists Club, 032c co-hosted a dinner party with Gucci and Reference Studios, to celebrate the launch of Reference Berlin. See the images of the night here.
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THE SPECTRE OF MIES IN LONDON: JACK SELF Interviews LORD PETER PALUMBO

To applaud the publication of “Mies in London,” a new book launching this weekend at the ICA in London, we revisit Jack Self’s conversation with Lord Peter Palumbo, the man responsible for commissioning Mies van der Rohe’s only project in the UK, a bronze tower and grand plaza scuppered by the forces of Thatcherism.
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Why Furniture is “Survivalist Art”: Dozie Kanu x Rimowa in Milan

Furniture designer Dozie Kanu’s exhibition at Milan’s Spazio Maiocchi, in collaboration with Rimowa, showcased a range of marble “anti-suitcases”, instruments of creative flight rendered heavy, helpless, good only for the inert. There’s a subterfuge at work, Kanu tells Thom Bettridge. It’s a survival strategy for art.
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VIRGIL ABLOH: “Duchamp is my Lawyer”

From his fortress of irony, designer Virgil Abloh is set on turning fashion into the industrial arm of the art world. For 032c Issue 32, Abloh explains how streetwear is not just a fad, but a logic inspired by Dada and destined to dominate the digital age.
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