032c GEAR RESTOCKED

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The core collection of 032c Gear is back in stock. Once sold out, all the below are available again. Click the titles to be taken through, or click store.032c.com to browse through our full shop.

032c “Religious Services” Sweatshirt, in black and red

In honor of our new Workshop location—in the brutalist church compound St. Agnes in Berlin-Kreuzberg—the 032c “Religious Services” sweatshirt features Albrecht Dürer’s Praying Hands (1508) as well our office telephone number. Click here to purchase the restocked sweater in bible-black, and here in cardinal-robe red, and please do not hesitate to call us in the event of a crisis of faith.

Cali Thornhill DeWitt, “Romy Schneider Memorial” Sweatshirt

For his exhibition at the 032c Workshop, the Los Angeles-based artist bought a hand-made memorial sweatshirt for the German-French jet set icon Romy Schneider as a gift for 032c editor-in-chief Joerg Koch. We then created an exact replica of the sweatshirt, even leaving a German spelling mistake from the original. It’s now available again here.

Freedom Machine 1 — NO FEAR T-Shirt in Black and White

Originally created in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, 032c’s NO FEAR T-shirt is a statement of solidarity as well as an attitude intervention against terrorists, censors, bigots, and other aggressors. We fiercely believe in freedom and are willing to stand up for it no matter what cost. Buy yours here in white, and here in black.

(A note for citizens of North America: SSENSE offers better shipping rates than we are able to. Click here for 032c Gear men, and here for women).

 

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  • Life Exists: Theaster Gates’ Black Image Corporation

    Theaster Gates' “The Black Image Corporation” presents photographs from the holdings of Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Company, a sprawling archive that shaped “the aesthetic and cultural languages of contemporary African American identity.” Gates approached the project as a celebration and activation of the black image in Milan through photographs of women photographed by Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton – of black entrepreneurship and legacy-making. “Life exists” in the Johnson archive, he says, just as it exists and should be honored in other places of black creativity.More
  • FRIDA ESCOBEDO: The Era of the Starchitect is Over

    Rising Mexican architect Frida Escobedo is relentlessly inquisitive, eschewing stylistic constants in favour of an overriding preoccupation with shifting dynamics. Personal curiosity is the driving force behind her practice, which makes he an outlier in a profession dominated by extroverted personalities keen on making bold assertions. "I think it really is a generational shift," Escobedo says. "The idea of the starchitect making grand gestures with huge commissions is over."More
  • “I live a hope despite my knowing better”: James Baldwin in Conversation With Fritz J. Raddatz (1978)

    Born in Berlin in 1931, editor and writer Fritz J. Raddatz relied on food delivered by African American GIs after the death of his parents. To Baldwin he was an “anti-Nazi German who has the scars to prove it.” Debating his return to the USA after 25 years, Baldwin explores the political climate in America at the end of the 1970s in a conversation at home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.More
  • House as Archive: James Baldwin’s Provençal Home

    For her new book, Magdalena J. Zaborowska visited the house Baldwin occupied from 1971 to 1987 “to expand his biography and explore the politics and poetics of blackness, queerness, and domesticity”. Here, she narrates her early journeys to Baldwin’s home and proposes a salve for its recent loss: a virtual presentation of Baldwin’s home and effects.More
  • Where are the real investments? Theaster Gates on James Baldwin

    The Chicago-based artist talks to Victoria Camblin about materializing the past, the house as museum, and preserving black legacies. Social and artistic engagement, Gates suggests, may allow the contents and spirit of Baldwin’s home, and others like it, to settle in lived experience.More