Ahead of the Google Pixel 2 public launch, Google partnered up with 032c to transform its Berlin Headquarters into a LED-lit tech workshop last week. Sipping on packaged survival water, the guests were guided through the new gadget’s features, equipped to adapt to your every moment, by specialists dressed in 032c’s Religious Services 3M Heather Sweatshirt. After their initiation, the crowd was stacked into a disco on wheels and sent to a celebratory dinner and tour of Francesco Dalla Rovere’s private art collection.
Edited fastidiously over a period of ten years, the catalogue raisonné of Francis Bacon – assembled by art historian Martin Harrison and published by HENI – is a strange and triumphant labor of love. It includes every work in the British artist’s oeuvre, of which are more than 100 never-before-seen paintings.More
“We want to shed light on what happens when technical systems are trained on problematic training data. AI classifications of people are rarely made visible to the people being classified. ImageNet Roulette provides a glimpse into that process – and to show the ways things can go wrong.”
Currently on view as part of the “Training Humans” exhibition at the Fondazione Prada in Milan, the project is “a provocation designed to help us see into the ways that humans are classified in machine learning systems.”
WHO MODERATES THE MODERATORS? Working as a Facebook filter leaves you addicted to extreme material, and pushes you to the Far Right. READ MORE IN THE GUARDIAN.
And in the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, Christian Lorenzen on how the Internet of the 90s shaped Edward Snowden: “Connections were slow, internet users pseudonymous, and the rooms where they chatted self-regulating and unmonitored. It was a zone of freedom and forgiveness where identities could be picked up and discarded without consequence.”
HE HAD JUST BEEN APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF BALENCIAGA, A ROLE HE FULFILLED WHILE ALSO LEADING VETEMENTS, A LABEL HE DESCRIBED AS A COLLECTIVE, “A SMALL UNITED NATIONS” WITH “STRONG BELIEFS ABOUT THE INDUSTRY.”
READ MORE FROM GVASALIA ON VETEMENTS, BALENCIAGA, AND THE SYSTEM HERE.
The theme of this year’s Vienna Gallery Festival is CIRCULATION. At CRONE VIENNA, 032c Editor-in-Chief Joerg Koch curates THE BIG FLAT NOW, an exhibition featuring Sterling Ruby, Thomas Lohr, Jonathan Castro, Rosemarie Trockel, Eli Russell Linnetz, and Mike Meiré.
“I am optimistic about the futures of some of the very youngest designers precisely because they are palpably pessimistic about the future at large.”
TROY PATTERSON on New York Fashion Week, covering “clothes designed for Doomsday, with survivalist vibes and Mad Max leisurewear,” Thom Browne’s Hitchcockian “uniforms for a conformist dystopia,” and a 71-person vocal ensemble called the Pyer Moss Tabernacle Drip Choir Drenched in the Blood.
Last week in London we launched our first ready-to-wear collection at Browns East, including a BUFFALO LONDON BY 032c collaboration. Little Simz, Danny Lomas, and Sophia Hadjipanteli joined 032c apparel creative director Maria Koch, fashion director Marc Goehring, and sales director Nunguja Kisalya for pizza, drinks, and dancing. See our snaps below.More
Half a century before the latest protests at the Whitney Museum of Art, Faith Ringgold was there, in front of the museum alongside other activists demanding equitable representation of women and black artists in the institution’s exhibitions. As a painter she was influenced, as the European modernists she studied in college were, by the masks she saw while traveling in Africa in the 1970s. But she would never wear a mask herself. More