“Action, Action, Action!” with Operndorf Afrika’s AINO LABERENZ

Many consider Operndorf Afrika, the nonprofit cultural program and arts village in Burkina Faso, to be experimental theater artist Christoph Schlingensief's final project. The foundation is now led by Aino Laberenz, who, on the occasion of the Operndorf Afrika Auction at König Galerie, spoke to 032c about the auction, the universe, and Germany’s upcoming elections.
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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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Paranormal Dandies, Sex with Buildings: HERNAN BAS in Cambridge

The Night Climbers of Cambridge were notorious for their elusive nocturnal pastime of climbing buildings throughout Cambridge, taking photographs of their activity. Unlike the action-packed nature of parkour, these images reveal an angsty and sometimes erotic relationship to classical architecture. 032c's Yae-Jin Ha spoke with painter Hernan Bas about his chance encounter with the Night …
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Scenes from the 032c x EYTYS Store Takeover

Last Thursday, we celebrated the opening of the 032c x Eytys Store Takeover in the Swedish capital. Following the store event – that featured bleach-splattered wallpaper, works by Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez, the exclusive in-store launch of the Peroxide Collection, and limited edition Rihanna and Miss Colombia shirts – the Norrmalm crowd set sail into…
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GREGORY HALPERN Channels the Manifest Destiny Mysticism of Los Angeles

“The glamour of Hollywood is a wealthy and beautiful subsection of the city, but it is a tiny fraction of what comprises the rest of LA, and I find it uninteresting,” photographer Gregory Halpern reflects on ZZYZX, his latest book set in Los Angeles. Following a grid pattern that splays into hills and valleys, Los…
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BIFO BERARDI on Political Impotence and the Rise of Global Silicon Valley

Real radicals do more than measure despair, and reading Bifo Berardi's "Futurability" reveals his capacity for imagining beyond our current parameters.  In his book, Bifo speaks of a “global Silicon Valley,” about an interconnected body of “anonymous cognitive workers” who contribute to Facebook, Instagram, and every iteration of our many social platforms. Read 032c's interview with the …
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90s Rave and Resistance from GOOD TROUBLE Zine

In an interview featured in the zine Good Trouble, Roderick Stanley spoke with photographer Matthew Smith, whose book Exist to Resist is about the DIY protest and rave culture of the 1990s. The project seeks to document a time when rave, traveler culture, and the road protest scene meshed into an uprising of grassroots resistance, pushing back against a decade and a half of conservative …
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The HEAT UP HADID Hall of Fame

When we included our HEAT UP HADID iron-on transfer kit as a special gift inside 032c Issue 32, we had no idea that it would lead to a mass BELLA-FICATION of garments across the globe. As a tribute to our loyal readers, here is the Heat Up Hadid Hall of Fame: The Heat Up Hadid Transfer Kit…
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Three Month Fever: The Murder of GIANNI VERSACE

First published in 1999, Three Month Fever by Gary Indiana delves into the media’s hyper coverage of the man who killed Gianni Versace in 1997: Andrew Cunanan. In Three Month Fever, Indiana creates a compelling portrayal of a young man who graduated from pathological liar to murderer and took the lives of five men, including Versace, before taking his own life. Three Month Fever was recently …
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A Cigarette with … BILL KAULITZ

In 2001, four kids from Magdeburg, Germany founded a rock band and called it "Tokio Hotel." The quartet’s hit single “Durch den Monsun” [Through the Monsoon] flooded Europe and caused a frenzy among teenagers. Five studio albums and a move to Los Angeles later, lead singer Bill Kaulitz stepped outside for a cigarette break with 032c and talked about the habits of nicotine and why Los Angeles …
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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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THE 032c SMOKER’S COLLECTION

Ideas pass through our bodies much like cigarette smoke. As we inhale the fumes of our context, we exhale and are left with a faint buzz of the unknown. The 032c Smoker’s Collection is a series of products dedicated to our secret source of inspiration: the cigarette. While the habit has been pushed into the shadows by new-age prudence, we believe that smoking is much more than an unhealthy …
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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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What Karl Marx Taught KENNY SCHACHTER About the Art World and Classic Cars

For the past two decades, the controversial art world fixture Kenny Schachter has amassed an impressive collection of 13 classic cars, featuring a Porsche RSR Prototype, a 124 Abarth Spider, and two concept cars by Zaha Hadid, among others. Sitting amongst the collection — bathing in the smell of petrol and leather varnish — he spoke about anarchy in the art world.
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STÜSSY x 032c PANTHER LONGSLEEVE Worldwide Release

On the occasion of today's July 14th release of the Stüssy x 032c Panther Longsleeve, photographer and director Jonas Lindstroem and 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring paid a visit to Karl Friedrich Schinkel's panther statue in front of the Schauspielhaus in Berlin. See the story here and find out about our stockists.
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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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Image Research: CAV EMPT & NICK KNIGHT’s “Untitled Project”

The conversation that led to ‘Untitled Project’ began two years ago between MACHINE-A’s director Stavros Karelis, SHOWstudio’s Nick Knight, director Rei Nadal, and the always-illusive design duo Cav Empt (Toby Feltwell & Sk8thing). The collaboration was not bound by a specific timeframe or deadline, and began with a candid back-and-forth between the quartet on the topic of youth. The final …
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CARBON FIBER SUNSET: 032c at the America’s Cup in Bermuda

For the 2017 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup, we traveled to the subtropical island of Bermuda to explore the universe of boat racing, a century’s old sport that has evolved into a high-octane spectacle that collides polo-shirted nostalgia with advanced technology and global economics.
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L’ART DE L’AUTOMOBILE and THE BROKEN ARM’s T-Shirt Commemorates Car Burnings in the French Suburbs

Every New Year’s Eve in France, the suburbs light up into a sea of burning cars – an arsonist tradition led by the country’s disenchfranchised youth. In commemoration of this ritual, L’art de l’automobile’s Arthur Karakoumouchian and The Broken Arm collaborated on a t-shirt titled “Saint-Sylvestre.” Released today at the Parisian store, the shirt is a limited edition within the full …
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NYLON SONATA: Maxime Ballesteros’s Book “Les Absents”

French photographer Maxime Ballesteros is known for visualizing states of raw, sexual hyperdrive. His first book, Maxime Ballesteros, Les Absents, is presented by Sang Bleu Publishing and Hatje Cantz and will launch on July 5th, 2017 with an opening at Johann König on Dessauer Str. 6-7 in Berlin. On the occasion of the release, Ballesteros gives 032c a guided tour of the book Les Absents.
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GUCCI AXOLOTL

In an undoubtedly shameless Zoolander moment, 032c stormed the roof of the Volksbühne — the home of East German radical dramaturgy— just days before its iconic “OST” sign was taken down, dressed in head-to-toe Gucci. The editorial was a celebration of the premiere of Axolotl Overkill, Helene Hegemann’s new film, featuring its stars Mavie Hörbiger and Jasna Fritzi Bauer.
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This Means DAWN: PACCBET Skate Film in Los Angeles

The new season of the Gosha Rubchinskiy-backed brand PACCBET launches with a skate film that defies the gravity of geopolitics. The PACCBET skate team traveled to Southern California to meet with American skaters Dolan Stearn, Julian Klincewicz, and their crew. During the road trip, they effortlessly collided their respective worlds into a short documentary in collaboration with INRUSSIA, …
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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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VLONE x 032c Paris Party: After the Show it’s the Afterparty

Last Friday, VLONE premiered its first collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week with “Black History,” which gathered influence from designer A$AP Bari’s native Harlem. Later that night, VLONE and 032c hosted an afterparty at Silencio. Among the guests were 032c covergirl Bella Hadid, A$AP Rocky, and Lars Eidinger, as well as DJs Virgil Abloh, DJ Prepare, AUX God, and Young Lord himself.
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BALENCIAGA Takeover at Colette with YNGVE HOLEN

How do you distribute luxury fairly? Artist Yngve Holen seems to propose an answer to this question with the piece CAKE, which will be exhibited in colette as part of Balenciaga’s takeover. CAKE was chosen from the artist’s oeuvre by Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s artistic director, and consists of a Porsche Panamera cut into four pieces.
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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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