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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PHILIPPE HALLAIS: An American Hero

Sometimes, the undisputed superficiality of certain emotional concepts serve as a welcome vacation from reality. The entertainment industry’s most exemplary ideal in this exercise of mental relaxation, the “athlete biopic,” served as the inspiration for Philipe Hallais aka Low Jack's new album "An American Hero." 032c spoke to Hallais about the creative process behind the album, the …
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CRUSH TEST #2: ADYAR

In the second instalment of CRUSH TEST, 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring unboxes ADYAR's Legionnaire Veil Hat from the AW-17 collection and finds his inner siren.
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The Terrifying Humor of ROBERT WILSON

American director Robert Wilson has transformed modern theater and opera. His avant-garde pieces, like "Einstein on the Beach," disrupted the rules of time and space on stage. We met with the Texan in Venice to discuss his legacy, his friendship with German dramatist Heiner Müller, and why losing control in an ever-regulated world just feels good.
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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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Hypebeast vs. Highsnobiety: A Journey Towards the Heart of Content

As Hypebeast and Highsnobiety grow, the world around them seems to be following suit. The product calendar has begun to approximate the dizzying pace of their web posts, and brands are feeling the need to trade in content as opposed to advertising. But even in an industry that recognizes content’s power, the ques­tion of what content actually is remains an enigma. 032c visited Hypebeast and …
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A Venetian Rendez-Vous with AXEL VERVOORDT

Every two years, the international art world weaves through a network of Venetian canals, consuming a plethora of exhibitions that are nearly impossible to navigate in their entirety. Yet Axel Vervoordt’s exhibition “Intuition” at the Palazzo Fortuny, a gothic mansion in San Marco, was certain to appear on everyone’s to-do list. Having defined a rough-hewn…
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032c ISSUE 32 – SUMMER 2017 “US vs. THEM” is OUT NOW

032c Issue 32 – Summer 2017 “US vs. THEM” is out now! How do you find truth in an age without facts? The answer: wake up and stick together. In this issue’s dossier “US vs. THEM,” creative director RICHARD TURLEY explores how the Global Right Wing’s blatant disregard for reality has given us all a…
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032c Presents: The Architecture Reading List

Looking back at 16 years of 032c, it is safe to say one of our main obsessions is architecture. To avoid frantically leafing through back issues, here is 032c’s Online Guide to some of our favorite architecture features. From Rem Koolhaas to Odile Decq to Cedric Price and Jürgen Mayer H. – indulge in the creations of these master builders.
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CRUSH TEST #1: Craig Green

In the first of our new segment "CRUSH TEST," 032c's fashion editor Marc Goehring takes on Craig Green's beige laced anorak from the SS17 collection and experiences love at first sight.
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KERRY JAMES MARSHALL and the INVISIBLE MAN

Since April of last year, Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective “Mastry” has been criss-crossing the United States — from premiering at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to the Met Breuer in New York to where it is currently on exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles. During a visit to Berlin, painter Kerry James Marshall spoke with Volksbühne director Chris Dercon about his legendary …
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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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The Axis of Evil: Traveling to North Korea with ANDREAS GURSKY

Arirang, a rhythmic gymnastics pageant with over 100,000 participants and North Korea’s largest mass event, has an immense impact on the entire North Korean people. In the midst of one these events, German photographer Andreas Gursky stands documenting the scene. For 032c's Issue 13, Jan Schmidt-Garre traveled to North Korea's capital with Andreas Gursky to discover the organized madness of …
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ABC of CdG

In 032c's Issue 20, we devoted a 40-­page section to Rei Kawakubo at COMME DES GARÇONS. Here, our specially­ compiled alphabet systematically uncovers the enormous di­versity of response that Kawakubo’s work has provoked.
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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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Alessandro Simonetti Captures Italy’s UNDERGROUND SPEED FANATICS

The speedway runs anti-clockwise. Its riders lap it in a tightly-wound circle. Speedway racing is characterized by motorcycles that have no brakes and only one gear. Photographer Alessandro Simonetti documented his time with the speedway racers of Northern Italy. Following our obsession with speed, 032c spoke to Simonetti about "the most dangerous of all the bike sports."
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Conflict Reporter JANINE DI GIOVANNI Tells Us What War Is Actually Like

At times like these, war reporters like Janine di Giovanni serve as a kind of cognitive antivenom. Since the late 1980s, she has covered conflicts in Palestine, Bosnia, Chechnya, Syria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and many other countries. 032c spoke to di Giovanni about her projection for the state of the Middle East under the Trump administration and the universal cruelty of war.
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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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