ALYX / Nick Knight: “THE SOUND OF LIGHT’S OWN DESTRUCTION” Opening and Société de 032c Bar Night
This weekend’s Société de 032c barnight, taking place just ten days after summer solstice, was held to celebrate the cosmic force “The Sound of Light’s Own Destruction,” an exhibition at the 032c WORKSHOP Vitrine by the designer Matthew Williams and fashion photographer Nick Knight for the New York-based label ALYX.
Screens showed spontaneously combusting fireworks, held inside a vitrine of their own, their explosive, full-spectrum force captured in Ultra HD. Elsewhere, 032c and Johann König screened the explosive German side beating Italy 6-5 on penalties. Click through to see portraits by Lukas Gansterer.
“You know you take your jade egg, roll it in a little acid, and you shove it up your —,” Waldman said, making a swift upward motion with her hand as everyone around the table laughed. “Absorb it through your mucous membranes and it gives you a kind of extraordinary experience.”💊💊💊
– Ayelet Waldman, in a conversation with fellow psychonauts-cum-authors Michael Pollan and T.C. Boyle, on the “GOOP-ification” of hallucinogenic drugs 🦋🦋🦄🦄
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo n.96, taking place in Florence now through June 14, the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery presents ROMANZO BREVE DI MODA MASCHILE (A SHORT NOVEL ON MEN’S FASHION), an exhibition showcasing thirty years of menswear from 1989 to the present. Curated by OLIVIER SAILLARD and on view in the halls of the Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, the presentation recounts the history and evolution of menswear in storybook-style vignettes. A look from our first-ever menswear collection, 032c WHAT WE BELIEVE, launched at Pitti Uomo in 2018, is featured alongside work by more than 100 designers who contributed to this narrative of fashion. ⚜️
“The most pressing crisis of all, arguably, is an absence of collective imagination. It is as if humanity has been afflicted by a psychological complex, in which we believe the present world is stronger than our capacity to remake it — as if it were not our ancestors who created what stands before us now. As if the very essence of humanity, if there is such a thing, is not to constantly build new worlds.
If we can move beyond such a failure, we will be able to see something wonderful. The plummeting cost of information and advances in technology are providing the ground for a collective future of freedom and luxury for all.”
– AARON BASTANI markets “Fully Automated Luxury Communism,” subject of his new book released today, in an op-ed for The New York Times.
The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts 2019 in Slovenia is curated by Berlin-based art collective Slavs and Tatars – an investigation of “the graphic” under authoritarian rule as it manifests in comedy, criticism, and protest as satire.
From the curators: “Often lauded for its ability to speak truth to power, satire has proven itself to be perhaps the original petri dish in a world of post-truth bacteria. A many-headed creature, satire has been considered by turns a form of popular philosophy, biting critique, and a conservative genre given its moralising inclinations. It thrives in periods of authoritarian rule: from the rich tradition of Communist humour in Central and Eastern Europe, to the many examples from the Middle East. Today, the return of strong-man rule in the West has witnessed a boom in comedy and satire.”
“The music I want to drop now, I want it to be appreciated for a long time. I put my all into this shit, and I want it to be a timeless piece. If I could, I would drop music all day, but I can’t. And if you’re a real Carti fan, you know that.”
PLAYBOI CARTI: A House That Makes Rap Music
📸 Renell Medrano and Zoe Costello ✍️ Thom Bettridge
032c Issue 36 – Summer 2019 🌳OUT NOW⚠️