Marco Brambilla and HD Baroque

Artist MARCO BRAMBILLA is impossible to pin down. He directed a blockbuster at the age of 28 and immediately retired from Hollywood. He is a success story for the emerging practice of brand patronage. But Brambilla himself describes the process as a tightrope walk.
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Public Transportation: HOOD BY AIR in Conversation with BARNEYS NEW YORK

In the wake of Hood By Air’s sexually charged takeover of the shop windows at the Madison Avenue institution, designer SHAYNE OLIVER, Barneys creative director DENNIS FREEDMAN and BABAK RADBOY discuss transcendent repellence, dermatology, and the legacy of Helmut Lang over martini glasses filled with ceviche.
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How Architecture Invented Italo-Disco

After visiting the Parisian discotheque Le Palace in 1978, Roland Barthes wrote in Vogue Homme, “I confess I am unable to interest myself in the beauty of a place if there are no people in it (I don’t like empty museums); and conversely, in order to discover the interest of a face, of a figure,…
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“A Planetary Crisis of Policing”

Three years after #BlackLivesMatter began, the wave of killings has not stopped. In this conversation, the musician FATIMA AL QADIRI speaks about the global crisis with the editors of a book on militarized policing.
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WHO’S THAT GIRL? ANGELA MERKEL and the German Psyche

From austerity enforcer to refugee haven, Germany is a European powerhouse sending out mixed messages. No one embodies this mystery more than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world. Sociologist HEINZ BUDE gives 032c a primer on understanding Merkel and the German psyche.
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Demna Gvasalia on Vetements, Balenciaga, and THE SYSTEM

Over the course of five days in late 2015, 032c interviewed DEMNA GVASALIA: a period of time when he went from being the de facto leader of the post-luxury collective VETEMENTS, to the creative director of definitely luxury house BALENCIAGA. Here, he speaks about his Georgian childhood, what he shares with Cristóbal Balenciaga, and why depression is the ultimate inspiration.
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Why Europe Could Have Run the 21st Century

In 2006, political scientist Mark Leonard delivered a lecture on Europe as a revolutionary model for the future. A decade later, with the far-right marching across the continent, the European Union’s bright, borderless, and bureaucratic form seems more utopian than ever.
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Gosha Rubchinskiy: Inside his Vertically Integrated Youth Universe

Gosha Rubchinskiy's meteoric rise to pre-eminence was in fact almost a decade in the making. In his most extensive interview to date, taken from 032c Issue #29, he explains the emergence of VHS tapes and Tommy Hilfiger in Russia, taking skate culture to Comme des Garçons, and inventing a language for post-global youth culture.
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An Innocent Mind Has No Fear: the Movie

In celebration of its 30th issue, 032c and artist-director RALF SCHMERBERG created a proposal for the ultimate Berlin film. It is a movie about a city now growing in population as it did one century ago at the beginning of the Weimar Era, after Russian refugees arrived from the October Revolution. It is a manifesto about life in the post-contemporary era.
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WHAT IS RADICAL?

A time-capsule, or a time-bomb: 20 friends, collaborators, and people 032c admires answer the question: "What is the most radical thing you’ve encountered in the last six months?"
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DARK ROOM: Antwerp’s HORNOF.TV Debuts on 032c

Fresh out of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, HORNOF.TV is the brainchild of womenswear designer Frederick Hornof. Both a luxury brand and a URL, Hornof.tv promotes its first collection with the first in a series of short cinematic clips directed by LEE WEI SWEE that will accompany a direct-to-consumer website. With Burberry’s announcement last week…
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SUSANNE PFEFFER: How Art’s POST-HUMAN TURN Began in Kassel

Since taking over Kassel’s Fridericianum in 2013, curator Susanne Pfeffer has turned Europe’s oldest museum (founded in 1779) into a platform for a mode of art practice that is purpose built for a post-human century. And, in a recent announcement, she has been named the curator of the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.…
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YNGVE HOLEN: Engines Turn, or Passengers Swim

Emerging from the 3D-printed rubble of Berlin’s “post-Internet” art scene, the Norwegian artist YNGVE HOLEN is a cold empiricist and a slapstick comedian. With sculptural test-subjects ranging from minor appliances (tea kettles and washing machines) to high-industrial behemoths (commercial airliners and CT scanners), his works map the anatomical features of a new human-machine eco-system.
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