CHRISTOPHE CHEMIN Opening and Société de 032c Bar Night
Christophe Chemin’s exhibition in the 032c Workshop vitrine is an explosion of his creative world: snatches from the French Revolutionary calendar and renaissance masterpieces hang next to pictures of German punks and the mythic fever dreams of his prints for Prada. For the opening, the Société de 032c came out in force: click through to see what went down, and do come down to see the exhibition.
Christophe Chemin for Prada: keep your daisies for the cold days is on show at 032c Workshop, St Agnes, Alexandrinenstr. 118-121 until 25 April. Buy a poster here, and come visit Mon-Fri 12-6pm.
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. More
“In 1981 there was a plan to carry out a census in the FRG and in West Berlin. And there was a deep-seated distrust of state data collection due to the Nazi era. The census was postponed to 1983, when every FRG citizen was obliged to fill out questionnaires. It struck me that the questions had little to do with the reality of my life. For example, it asked, “How far is your commute to work? What mode of transport do you use to get there?” So, I could show off: getting to work took me somewhere between zero minutes and eight hours, depending on whether I was working at home or giving a concert in New York. Transportation involved walking, biking, trams, subways, buses, planes, and boats. Everything was correct, but also confusing in its thoroughness. My thought at the time was to give as much information as possible in order for my responses to be illegible. The fact that in the GDR the Stasi wrote down and collected every banality of its citizens did not ultimately save the GDR state – on the contrary. Today, large corporations on the Internet are in the process of collecting as much data as possible from potential consumers, but history suggests that even that will fail in the long term.
Revolutions always start with stupid questions and humor.”
– Die Tödliche Doris co-founder WOLFGANG MÜLLER, interviewed by Victoria Camblin in “A Science of Misunderstanding.”
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Tabea Blumenschein, maven and muse of the West Berlin artistic underground. In the following obituary, originally published last year in the German daily newspaper taz, Wolfgang Müller – artist, author, chronicler of the West Berlin subculture, and our creative partner for the 032c RTW Spring/Summer 2021 collection – bids farewell to his collaborator in Die Tödliche Doris from 1982 to 1987, and his friend until the end. More