Issue #37 — Winter 2019/2020: “Black Hole Catalog”

We can scream “fire!” and call for help, but we can’t evacuate when the burning house is planet Earth — certainly not now, probably not ever. We’re stuck inside, even when we’re out striking. 

In 032c Issue #37, we publish BLACK HOLE CATALOG, a 40-page dossier by INTERIORS AGENCY that offers survival strategies and coping mechanisms for life in THE NEW INTERIOR: the crisis-ridden planetary environment we inhabit today. Dior’s leading man KIM JONES leads photographer JACKIE NICKERSON and writer JACK SELF on a tour of his new ultra-brutalist digs in London – and flaunts his collector chops. A TRIP TO JAMAICA takes us into the inner world of the pope of dub, LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY. Inside his New York studio, artist TOM SACHS sips (and spills) tea with Uniqlo’s JOHN C JAY. India’s prize-winning modernist BALKRISHNA DOSHI rejects private property, and architects stunning public housing and institutions instead. Tokyo’s perennially rebellious JUN TAKAHASHI finds authenticity in pop culture for UNDERCOVER. Painter THOMAS SCHEIBITZ faces off with Picasso in Berlin.

Meanwhile, PIERRE-ANGE CARLOTTI directs a trilogy of Parisian stories across the city’s design ateliers and hôtel particuliers, chronicling a season in fashion through the eyes of leading ladies ANJA RUBIK, SHAY, KEMBRA PFAHLER, MICHÈLE LAMY, and LAETITIA CASTA.

PLUS: Société de 032c presents WORKING AND NOT WORKING with musician Blood Orange and OAMC creative director Luke Meier, Los Angeles legend Eva Chow, the boys of the Berlin skate hub Civilist, London’s radical curator Stefan Kalmár, the Moscow concept retailer Olga Karput, GQ editor-in-chief Will Welch, touring R&B crooner Miguel, Brooklyn bricoleur Nicole McLaughlin, and philosopher of horror Eugene Thacker. And finally, we dive into our favorite books of the season for BERLIN REVIEW.

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  • BLAU JOB

    This October, BLAU - the German-speaking world’s highest-circulation art magazine - launched its English-language version. “We believe in the transformative power of art, that not everything is interesting and urgent, and that you needn’t speak with everyone and be everywhere," says editor-in-chief Cornelius Tittel. "We consciously run the risk of missing out on the occasional shooting star born after 1989. But that leaves us time to take a new look at old masters." 032c sits down with Tittel in the magazine's Berlin Kurfürstendamm HQ. More