KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI, “Forest Of My Dead Cells”: The Opening Scenes
Known for his denim paintings and videos such as the trilogy “Painting with History in a Room Full of People with Funny Names,” Korakrit Arunanondchai’s work addresses epic, metaphysical themes through the connective tissue of the digital age—Levi’s jeans, consumer technology, and Top 40 hip hop.
For his exhibition at the 032c Vitrine, Arunanondchai cut off his dreadlocks and mailed them to a group of friends, family, and collaborators, asking them to create an artwork with each lock of hair. What follows is a group show created out of the artist’s dead cells.
At the 032c WORKSHOP this Saturday night, the Société de 032c, our vodka bar, opened the exhibition. Click through to see the scenes, shot by Kyra Sophie and Lukas Gansterer, and come by the office during working hours to see the show.
Milan experienced the earliest and longest COVID lockdown in Europe. As the country moved into "Phase 3" in mid-June, billboards bereft of advertising (it's the first budget to go in any crisis) began to repopulate around Milan – not with the usual product and event marketing, but with imagery reflecting the collective whiplash experienced of a city thrown first indoors, then outside itself. Italian editor CARLO ANTONELLI explains in a letter from Milan. More
CONGRATS ON THE MEGA MOVES
Mowalola Ogunlesi has been on our minds lately. When we spoke to her in 2018, she was fresh out of Central Saint Martins, where her fashion degree show, “Psychedelic,” had already begun to turn heads in London, and soon after, her designs started to appear on dedicated fan accounts on Instagram, on celebrities including Solange Knowles and Skepta, and eventually on the Fashion Week circuit. Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian West Instagrammed a pic of the Kardashian-West family celebrating Father’s Day in head-to-toe MOWALOLA looks. Days later, Kanye West announced that YEEZY had entered a 10-year partnership with Gap – and that the Yeezy Gap collaboration would be designed by the British-Nigerian designer.
Read “Found Futures: Introducing the Mowalola Man” HERE!