22 10 2017

Extremist Footwear: Examining the Spectrum of 2017’s Minimal and Maximal Running Shoes

Running footwear has experienced a cambrian explosion in the past 10 years, forming a widening spectrum that ranges from “minimal” to “maximal.” There are the “natural,” barefoot, running sandal evangelists. And there are supporters of tech-loaded, highly-cushioned tools made in service of marathoners. Here, we review three shoes that run across this spectrum.
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Why Don’t Umbrellas Grow in the Rain? 12 Proclamations by Architect CEDRIC PRICE

Cedric Price’s body of work is massive and slippery to pin down. The mammoth two-volume publication "Cedric Price Works 1952– 2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective," which contains his compiled writings and projects, reads like two stone tablets on radical design. Here, we revisit 12 design maxims written by Price for a 1972 article in Pegasus.
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Documenting PALACE Skateboards and Southbank Riders Before the Craze

From the late 1990s to the mid 2000s, British photographer Leo Sharp shot skaters like Ollie Todd, Lucien Clarke, Andrew Brophy, Danny Brady, Chewy Cannon and Rory Milanes in their London habitat and on skate trips to Russia and China. Arthur Bray speaks to the photographer about the importance of the Southbank Undercroft.
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032c Peroxide Collection Love Story

To spill is to make a mistake, but it is also to tell the truth. With bleach splatters that schizophrenically evoke both psychedelia and punk, the 032c Peroxide Collection celebrates all reactions, whether they be emotional or chemical.
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MICHAEL SCHMIDT: THE GRAY ISLAND

In 032c Issue 32, Kolja Reichert explored how Michael Schmidt’s community workshops from 1976 until 1986 turned West Berlin into a cauldron of contemporary photography.
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Infinite Pokerface: Shades by Carrera and Jared Leto

Sunglasses are the signature garb for actors, an off-duty reprieve donned by those who make a living from channeling emotion through their faces. This cold-blooded allure is central to Carrera’s collaboration with musician and actor Jared Leto.
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“Duchamp Is My Lawyer” Virgil Abloh

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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“Action, Action, Action!” with Operndorf Afrika’s AINO LABERENZ

Many consider Operndorf Afrika, the nonprofit cultural program and arts village in Burkina Faso, to be experimental theater artist Christoph Schlingensief's final project. The foundation is now led by Aino Laberenz, who, on the occasion of the Operndorf Afrika Auction at König Galerie, spoke to 032c about the auction, the universe, and Germany’s upcoming elections.
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