27 2 2017

ZAHA HADID’S Posthumous Expression of Virtual Reality

In cooperation with Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group, led by Helmut Kinzler, and Google Arts & Culture, the Serpentine Gallery commissioned four experimental VR paintings that enable an immersive experience of Hadid’s practice. Robert Grunenberg spoke to Ben Vickers, “Curator of Digital” at the Serpentine Gallery, about Hadid’s early paintings, the powers of VR, and its transformative …
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Record Label Giegling Commissions Cover Art by Kindergarteners, Mental Patients, and Inmates

The Weimar-based record label Giegling, which its members call a "social sculpture," collaborated on the illustration of the covers of a series of five records recently with kindergarteners as well as the inhabitants of retirement homes and a psychiatric ward, participants of a sheltered workshop and inmates of a prison in Berlin. Relating their artworks to the themes which inspired the …
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OMA AMO w/for PRADA

Every year, Prada holds four runway shows in a windowless concrete hall at its headquarters in Milan. This industrial space has become the blank canvas for the world-famous Dutch architects OMA to produce a dazzling array of immersive runway shows. These sets are more than just the centerpiece of the longstanding collaboration between two global…
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JONAS LINDSTROEM Uploads Our Fantasies in the Film TRUTH OR DARE

Jonas Lindstroem’s film TRUTH OR DARE - 21 Performances presents 21 unique narratives sourced from the imaginary minds of a global generation. On the occasion of the exclusive release of the 15-minute film’s trailer on 032c, we spoke to the photographer and filmmaker about finding truth in chaos, modern communication skills, and how this generation is united emotionally.
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ANTI-EUROPÄER: Anders Breivik, Abu Musab Al-Suri, and Aleksandr Dugin Walk Into a Bar…

Claus Leggewie is a German political scientist and author. His latest publication Anti-Europäer [“Anti-Europeans”] studies the increasingly fragile state of the European Union as indicated by Greece’s financial crisis and the Union’s approach to refugee issues. At a time when radicalized voices from all backgrounds question European values, Leggewie examines what unites extremists of different…
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Extremely Behind the Scenes: Matt Lambert’s “BUTT MUSCLE” Zine for Rick Owens

Last month, photographer Matt Lambert premiered the music video for Christeene’s “Butt Muscle” in collaboration with Rick Owens. Now, BUTT MUSCLE is being released as its own zine, soon to be available gratis in Owens’s store in an edition of 2000. 032c spoke with Lambert and video’s stylist Rich Aybar about fisting outfits, celebrating intimacy, and the making of BUTT MUSCLE.
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Weaponized Irony: A Roundtable on Trolling and Politics

The figure of the Internet Troll has gone from being an obscure message board phenomenon and source of cyber-bullying to being a bona fide mainstream news topic. Commentators have even gone as far to say that the recently-elected U.S President Donald Trump has "trolled his way to the White House." 032c spoke with artists Simon Denny, Matt Goerzen, and Emily Segal about the nature of …
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Force Royère: Wisdom from the Interiors Master

Jean Royère (1902-1981) may be known as the “Décorateur à Paris” – however, his oeuvre influenced many creative industries. His penchant for sensory confidence came to fruition in thousands of drawings, developing iconic pieces. Here, we show twelve iconic photographs of Royère's work along with quotes from the designer.
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London's Central Saint Martins: a thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding to the past.
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Who Is STEVEN MEISEL?

Fashion’s ultimate enigma has had Vogue Italia's cover under his spell for the past twenty years, nonstop. Considered the world’s greatest fashion photographer, a rare interview gets us just that much closer to finding out: Who is STEVEN MEISEL?
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Seeing Secrecy: TREVOR PAGLEN Makes Art out of Military Intelligence

MICHEL SERRES

MICHEL SERRES is a French philosopher who specializes in the history of science and whose work attempts to reclaim the art of thinking the unthinkable. Born in 1930 in Lot-et-Garonne, Serres is a member immortel of L’Académie française and has been a professor at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, since 1984. He’s authored more than 60 volumes that range in topics from …
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