The Montana Plains with Architect FRANK BARKOW

Architect Frank Barkow’s ranch retreat in Montana is a sprawling testament to the mindset of Big Sky Country. After a contemplative horse trek on the Montana Plains, Barkow tells us why outlaw country is filled with more than just prairie fantasies.
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STILE DUCATI: The Anatomy of a Speed Aesthetic

Surface-lust is very much the subject of Stile Ducati, a 240-page ode to the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer. With detailed photographs of 19 of the company’s iconic bikes, the book gently combs through a shiny and curved topology of polished and lacquered metal.
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Sex and Nothingness: SIBERIAN MODERNISM in the Great Eurasian Steppe

Although Stain established Novokuznetsk, the title-location of Nikolay Bakharev’s monograph, established the city as a coal-mining and industrial center, Bakharev asserts that its inhabitants retain the a-historical quality of nomads. “Nothing changes in their world,” the photographer once said about his subjects in a 1991 interview, “No matter how many years pass by, things never change.
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CARSTEN HÖLLER: The Brutalist Kitchen Manifesto

“I’m very bad at killing, in general.” As an antidote to postmodern culinary mediocrity, artist Carsten Höller takes us to his concrete perch on the seaside of Ghana and guides us through the 11 points of his "Brutalist Kitchen Manifesto."
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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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JASON DILL Takes us to Hell and Back to FUCKING AWESOME

In a skate odyssey documented with drawings and pictures from JASON DILL’s personal archive, the skate legend takes us to hell and back to Fucking Awesome. The article from 032c Issue 32 is a feast of anecdotes and images featuring Dash Snow, Ed Templeton, Josh Kalis, Rob Dyrdek, Gio Estevez, his friend Mikey, and Kunle Martins.
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GREGORY HALPERN Channels the Manifest Destiny Mysticism of Los Angeles

Photographer Gregory Halpern's most recent publication "ZZYZX" takes us from the dusty regions east of Los Angeles to the breeze of its western limits. "ZZYZX"highlights the brilliance of the worn-out fantasies that often glare at us in LA. Read 032c's review of the book here.
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BODY HEAT: RICHARD MOSSE Captures the Edges of Europe in INCOMING

During the making of Incoming, Richard Mosse describes being perched atop a hill on the Turkish-Syrian border, registering occasional thuds from far away. Capturing the bodies of those displaced by modern crises, Mosse’s film was shot on a machine that is classified as a weapon of war: a military-grade surveillance camera that is able to detect a human from 30.3 kilometers away.
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Mind-Body Multitasking with Skincare Entrepreneur NATALIE FRANZ

With 032c in hand, makeup artist and founder of Magicstripes Natalie Franz does a mind-body multitask. After touring the world and doing makeup for stars such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Connelly, and R.E.M., Franz is now a skincare entrepreneur, joining an industry that melds multibillion-dollar revenues with age-old occult secrets.
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Mies van der Rohe’s Collages and Minimalism’s Penchant for Chaos

Assembled into a book for the first time, Mies van der Rohe’s collages and montages elude to a penchant for conflict. The essays in the book chew over the grandfather of the International Style’s copy-paste jobs, revealing the architect to be more of a content manager than the cold, platonic formalist that he has become in the popular imagination. In some of the collages, Van der Rohe’s …
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Keeping it Platonic: A Conversation with JEFF KOONS

While sociologist Zygmunt Bauman famously argued that we are living in a time of “liquid modernity,” this description can lead to the dangerous assumption that there was something solid about the past, something immovable onto which we may anchor our nostalgia. Granted, the age of networks, drones, and fake news stirs within us a particular…
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Behind-the-scenes with STEFANO PILATI

For 032c’s Issue 32, Stefano Pilati teamed up with photographer Lukas Wassmann for the 18-page editorial “Energy Crisis.” The models were cast from Pilati’s inner circle and looks were selected from his personal wardrobe for a full family affair. Read the interview with the former head of design of Yves Saint Laurent and Zegna here.
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“Heat Up Hadid” Hall of Fame

Our “Heat Up Hadid" Transfer Kit, originally included in the new Issue 32, is now available separately for those of you who want to Bella-fy your shirt, jeans, parasol, whatever. Taken from the cover story “Smith & Wesson Blues" by Collier Schorr, the photographer evolved Warhol’s iconic Double Elvis into a Triple Hadid. The iron-on kit has been making appearances on all continents. What …
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The Philosopher King: Arch-Radical Martin Margiela’s Tenure at Hermès 1997-2003

When Martin Margiela was announced as the head designer of Hermès, it was presumed a match-made-in-hell between fashion’s biggest iconoclast and the world’s most established luxury house. Headlines with the word “anti-fashion” proliferated, but at the time, Hermès CEO and heir Jean-Louis Dumas saw the designer’s arrival as the coronation of a lucid philosopher king. 032c looks into …
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ESPRIT DE CORPS-ORATION

Conceived in 1968, a year of left-wing rebellion, Esprit was pivotal in defining the pastel optimism of the contemporary mainstream. Its method was centered around distilling joie de vivre into clothing, a model guided by inclusivity, which popularized the now-ubiquitous brand message: Be yourself.
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HEAT UP HADID

Included as a gift to you in our new 032c Issue 32 “US vs. THEM” , our “HEAT UP HADID” Transfer Kit allows you to turn the Bella Hadid cover shot by Collier Schorr into the garment of your choice. For your convenience, we present a no-nonsense instructional video to create the perfect t-shirt.   032c Issue…
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ANGST: ANNE IMHOF

Anne Imhof’s three-act opera Angst is a grand and opaque artwork that drifted across the world like a low-pressure system. Act one saw its performers communing around a fountain filled with water and whisky at Kunsthalle Basel this summer. For act two, Imhof set up anarchic camps in the fog that filled Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof during the city’s art week. Read our feature with the artist …
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GOOBLE GOBBLE ONE OF US

Artists Roger Ballen and Asger Carlsen’s project No Joke can propel a fragile psyche into a state of vertigo. While Carlsen is known for his digitally-contorted silhouettes, Ballen’s work has long focussed on interior projections of the ego. This mind-body duality is the surface on which the hallucinogenic theater of No Joke takes form.
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Un Rendez-Vous with Parisian Car Dealer ARTHUR KARAKOUMOUCHIAN

In his Parisian catacombs that smell of fuel and leather, Arthur Kar consults his clientele, who trust him for his discretion. The founder of L'Art de L'automobile told 032c about his love affair with automobiles and why he considers them to be "useable art."
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The SSENSE Files: Scenes of Cross-Platform Madness From Our Work at ssense.com

Starting in January 2016, 032c founder Joerg Koch took on the role of editor-in-chief at the global e-commerce platform SSENSE. In a special dossier for 032c Issue 31, we compiled some of our favorite interviews from back then, which feature creatives Lil Yachty, Natasha Stagg, Andrew Richardson, Schoolboy Q, Fatima Al Qadiri, Simon Denny, and Gaia Repossi.
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Touchscreen Abstract Expressionist KENTA COBAYASHI

Given the right operating system, a swipe can delete an email, sign an e-vite, and turn down a sexual advance in one motion. In this mode, the techno-sensual zone of the touchscreen serves as the interface between reality and its digital representation. This is the surface that Cobayashi’s photography occupies, capturing a world that looks perpetually more editable and made of liquid crystal.
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JUDITH BERNSTEIN: One Dick at a Time

Dicks of Death surveys Bernstein’s decades of dick paintings. It is the ultimate book of dick pics, showcasing a body of work that is as pleasurable as it is intensely political.
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Pre-Teen Modernists: THE PLAYGROUND PROJECT

When we imagine Utopia, it often looks like a playground. Yet play is not the end point of idealistic futurism, it is the push towards it. Experimentation is limited to what is physically tangible, whereas play allows things as banal as a tire-swing and monkey bars to become truly infinite in their potential. Playgrounds advocate…
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RAMMSTEIN: Antideology in the USA

On the occasion of their 2012 Made in Germany tour, Alexander Gorkow and Andreas Mühe’s reportage of Rammstein in the United States was a study on the potential of “ANTIDEOLOGY.” Four years later, our private obsession with this document has transformed into a matter of political urgency.
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CREATIVITY IN THE CONVERGENCE AGE

As art and entrepreneurship continue to coagulate into a single INDUSTRY, what exactly is creativity? Writer Joachim Bessing spoke with management consultant Lars Vollmer and art historian Wolfgang Ullrich, who shared business advice for the creative class and creative advice for the business class.
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ANTI-EUROPÄER: Anders Breivik, Abu Musab Al-Suri, and Aleksandr Dugin Walk Into a Bar…

Claus Leggewie is a German political scientist and author. His latest publication Anti-Europäer [“Anti-Europeans”] studies the increasingly fragile state of the European Union as indicated by Greece’s financial crisis and the Union’s approach to refugee issues. At a time when radicalized voices from all backgrounds question European values, Leggewie examines what unites extremists of different…
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True West: KAROLIINA PAATOS’s American Cowboy

The camp fantasy of the cowboy is so entangled with the reality of its actual occupation that the difference is hard to spot. Even real herders captured in harsh HD, like those of Finnish photographer Karoliina Paatos, reek of Billy the Kid. In her latest publication, American Cowboy, one expects the screen to drop with the turn of every page.
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Lost in LA: Chronicles from SUNSET TOWER

Sunset Tower Hotel’s restaurant is like a hallucination. The rules of time do not measure here, or perhaps they do at a rate we do not yet recognize. These are the physics of a cliché come to life, Hollywood imagined the way it looked in your dreams. Dmitri Dmitrov, Hollywood's all-knowing maître d', is the enigmatic figure behind Sunset Tower's success. 032c's Fashion Director Mel Ottenberg …
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