The Denatured Machine
“Seeing is an act of creative cognition, though we often live our lives pretending it’s one of passive recognition.” NOLAN KELLY considers the technologies of sight that are wielded, dismantled, and transformed by artists Cameron Rowland, Tiffany Sia, and Christopher Williams in this review of a group show at MAXWELL GRAHAM.By NOLAN KELLY
Babyxsosa: Everything Is In Real Time
“What I’m trying to communicate is that everything is in real time.” In a rare interview, BABYXSOSA talks with PHILLIP PYLE about her two newest EPs, no longer getting FOMO, and making work outside of Instagram.By PHILLIP PYLE
Image Spamming with Paul Hameline
“I’m turned on by images; today’s world is governed by them. They submerge us daily. Some educate us, some touch us, and some spam us.” CLAIRE KORON ELAT talks with PAUL HAMELINE, curator of the group show “Happy Accidents” at Galerie Sultana in Paris, about critiquing with a didactic goal, the life cycle of images, and using the cut-up technique for a press release.By CLAIRE KORON ELAT
Wolfgang Tillmans “We Are Not Going Back”
WOLFGANG TILLMANS releases new single and music video, “We Are Not Going Back.”
NEW ARRIVAL: 032c SS-24 available NOW
032c Readytowear SS-24 is available for sale now. Discover the collection HERE.
Who Is Next? RIMOWA Design Prize Roundtable
“Even though we aim to root these new perspectives into a heritage of German design, there is intense desire on our end to be shaken by new perspectives,” says HUGUES BONNET-MASIMBERT, CEO of RIMOWA. In a roundtable moderated by LUKAS FEIREISS, some of the jurors of this year's RIMOWA Design Prize discuss their hopes for the competition and offer advice to young designers planning to apply.
By LUKAS FEIREISS
MYKITA I 032c launch MARFA sunglasses at Georgia Bar
We gathered at Georgia Bar to celebrate the launch of the MYKITA | 032c MARFA sunglasses. See what friends joined us for a night of cocktails, cigarettes, and impromptu fittings with the new shades.
Brenda’s Business with Fabio Piras
Is an MA from Central Saint Martins really the golden ticket to success? FABIO PIRAS, course director of CSM’s Fashion MA, talks to BRENDA WEISCHER about his concern with becoming an “institution within the institution of fashion,” the changing career landscape for emerging designers, and sneaking into shows.
By BRENDA WEISCHER
MYKITA I 032c’s First Sunglasses Dropping Today
Come, let us build us a tower whose top may reach unto the stars! And the top of the tower we will write the words: Great is the world and its Creator!
The Erotics of the Nerd
“In media, and perhaps just as often in reality, the nerd was seen as antithetical to sex. And it was only when the nerd removed their glasses that others finally realized their beauty.” In his essay on the nerd, and their successor, the office siren, PHILLIP PYLE questions whether these style archetypes could offer an alternative sartorial politics or merely signal “life imitating porn.”By PHILLIP PYLE
Hi Lunar New Year
This Lunar New Year is all about the Wood Dragon. In her editorial, SARAH FEINGOLD marks this germinating time—like the dragon, whose flight confounds the distinction between earth and sky
Beautiful Aliens: KLÁRA HOSNEDLOVÁ
On the occasion of KLÁRA HOSNEDLOVÁ’s solo show "GROWTH" at Kunsthalle Basel we're republishing ESTELLE HOY's essay on the artist's work for 032c Issue #43, also featuring a shoot by photographer VITALI GELWICH and our fashion director RAS BARTRAM.
By ESTELLE HOY
Officecore with Gucci
In an officecore mise-en-scène, Teresa Ciocia and Ras Bartram undress Gucci’s iconic Horsebit 1953 loafer with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Image Stacks With ISABELLE GRAW
Artist in residence, ANA VIKTORIA DZINIC’s new series Image Stacks casts a psychoanalytic gaze on the camera rolls of key figures in the culture industry. For the first edition she speaks to art historian and critic ISABELLE GRAW about the looping monologue of anxiety and the semantics of gallery dinners.By Ana Viktoria Dzinic
NIGHTHAWKS: 032c Readytowear Autumn/Winter 2024
032c Readytowear’s Autumn/Winter 2024 collection, debuted with a runway show in Paris last week, channels the realism of painter Edward Hopper and the murky, moody color landscape of painter Victor Man to make a statement on the notion of timelessness.
Jan Vorisek’s Devotion Strategy
“Cruel optimism is the condition of maintaining an attachment to a problematic object in advance of its loss,” wrote the late cultural critic Lauren Berlant. Claire Koron Elat talks to artist Jan Vorisek about the gray zone between amateur experimentation and professional commodification and the contemporary art world’s undercurrent of cruel optimism.
By CLAIRE KORON ELAT
Why Not End It Here, Right Now: HIDEO KOJIMA
Tomorrow sees the release of video game designer HIDEO KOJIMA’s new work OD (or, Overdose), which he developed with director JORDAN PEELE. The enigmatic trailer for the experimental, immersive game stars Sophia Lillis, Hunter Schafer, and Udo Kier, who all speak in riddles. Like Kojima’s other work, this game is bound to expand the boundaries of what a game can do. For 032c Issue #42 Acronym’s founder ERROLSON HUGH spoke to Kojima about the apocalypse and the future.
By Errolson Hugh
What Do You Deem as Sacred? DILARA FıNDıKOğLU
For designer DILARA FıNDıKOğLU, sanctity is anything but modest. In this interview with CLAIRE KORON ELAT, FıNDıKOğLU discusses imbuing activist ideas into fashion, the signifying power of the color red, and her obsession with Marie Antoinette.By Claire Koron Elat
The Icelandic Condition
Icelandic poet and novelist, SJÓN is a “trickster that makes the world." SHANE ANDERSON talks to him about the fringes of history, acknowledging powerlessness, and how to maintain firm footing in reality whilst reveling in fantasy.
By Shane Anderson
RICHARDSON Magazine Rethinks The Seedy
RICHARDSON magazine compounds the seedy and high-society in order to elevate the universe of porn. On the occasion of their recent issue, BETHANY WRIGHT speaks to founder ANDREW RICHARDSON and editor ESRA SORAYA PADGETT on the psychological dynamics of sex, standards of compliance, and marketed sexual exposure.
By Bethany Wright
SEAN DeLEAR: One Way Bus To Stardom
“I felt that I couldn't tell him apart from Henry Miller. A queer, gay, 14-year-old black kid and a 60-year-old [white] American man of letters.” HUGO BAUSCH BELBACHIR sits down with CESAR PADILLA and MICHAEL BULLOCK to discuss Sean DeLear’s prose, the queer punk scene, and Hollywood cruising.
By Hugo Bausch Belbachir
Shrouded Carnage: Shanghai's Ancient Slaughterhouses
ALMA LEANDRA captures Shanghai’s youth in 032c’s FW-23 and SS-24 readytowear collection and in the MYKITA I 032c sunglasses collaboration.
First 032c Fashion Show in Paris
We're pleased to announce that the first 032c runway show will take place in Paris on January 18, 2024.
Lagos Fashion Week with SEAN SULLIVAN
Lagos is not a city that whispers – it sings and shouts. Photographer, SEAN SULLIVAN answered its calls of rejoice, visiting the pulsing metropolis to capture its Fashion Week for 032c.
Mythic and emotional, MICHAEL MANN’s Heat is turning 28. To commemorate this we have unearthed a feature on Mann by MAHFUZ SULTAN from our issue #40.By Mahfuz Sultan
Almost a Threat: Snow Strippers
TATIANA SCHWANINGER aptly describes the core of SNOW STRIPPERS as “intense” and “hard hitting.” Here, PHILLIP PYLE talks to the American electroclash and EDM duo composed of Schwaninger and GRAHAM PEREZ about shopping malls, working with Lil Uzi Vert, and why they don’t sit on projects for too long.
By PHILLIP PYLE