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.
Last chance to join us at Silencio today January 17 until 17:00 for an early look at all the latest 032c APPAREL, and the opportunity to order in-person for delivery to your home.
Milano Cosmic Workshop Lookbook (Unofficial) 🚀🎧🥂🍑
No stranger to having his photograph taken, or indeed to taking his own photograph, 032c fashion director Marc Goehring has been hard at work documenting every moment of this month’s men’s fashion weeks in Milan and Paris. See some of his many full-032c moments in Milan in an unofficial lookbook for the Cosmic Workshop collection, available from tomorrow at our pre-sale showroom at Silencio in Paris.
Photos: Ivan Marianelli, Phil Oh, Jimin Jeon, Jonathan Daniel Pryce.
An advertisement for the art gallery belonging to dealer and collector Bruno Bischofberger has occupied the back cover of every issue of Artforum since April 1987. Seen out of context and en masse, the eternally Swiss contents of these promotions at first appear idiosyncratic; upon further scrutiny, however, they seem insane.More
“I’m doing this project with this guy who makes grills. Teeth, for example, are so symbolic. You dream about them falling out. And they’re the last thing that dissolves after you die and you’re a skeleton. For pregnant women, all the calcium goes to the baby, apart from [what goes to] the teeth. These are all just really loaded symbols, so layering this thinking will produce a really interesting effect subconsciously . . . But I say this, and then I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I’m literally doing an eyeliner.’”
“The major debate everyone is avoiding is how technology will modify our society and economy,” says the model, DJ, and self-proclaimed “techno princess” in a series of dystopian prophecies. “Technology is forging our behavior and will deeply affect who we become as human beings. Avoiding discussions about the use of technology without limitations and restraints will cause major injustices.”More
With “The Wire,” DAVID SIMON accomplished the unlikely feat of captivating both West Baltimore bruisers and The New Yorker subscribers for an hour a week, over the course of six years. Twenty years into television’s latest “Golden Age,” as the creative blueprint pioneered by Simon and shows like The Sopranos unfurls into an endless stream of content from Amazon and Netflix, we revisit our 2011 interview with Simon from 032c Issue 20.More
“There has to be a brand name,
there have to be associations,
there have to be other t-shirts that pre-exist it. It can’t just be a t-shirt. It’s the story.” 👕💰💎
Sociologists LUC BOLTANSKI and ARNAUD ESQUERRE explain the new system of wealth fueled by our sneakers, handbags, and museums in the 032c Winter Issue AVAILABLE NOW 📈
At their store on Alte Schönhauserstrasse in Berlin, Japanese footwear mainstays Onitsuka Tiger held a Japan-themed mini festival to herald the arrival of the OK Basketball MT and the OK Basketball Lo: two new shoes inspired by the groundbreaking design that ignited the Onitsuka Tiger brand almost 70 years ago.More
The Art of “Blanding,” or, Why So Many Brands on Instagram Look The Same: “If you are a living, breathing, social media-using human being, you’ve probably seen these products pop up in your Instagram feed. They’re a marketing paradox: a simultaneous undersell and oversell. They offer minimal products with a minimal logos that somehow still speak clearly about their superiority . . . Here’s the twist. Each of these brands, from Casper to Birchbox, was designed by the same company–the New York-based studio Red Antler.” READ MORE @ Fast Company 📲📲📲
While collecting amateur photography from periods during and after the war, Berlin-based visual artist Martin Dammann would, “from time to time,” stumble upon photographs of cross-dressing soldiers. Provoked, he began to seek out more, drawn to the “kaleidoscope of emotional states” that they revealed: “Desire for women. Desire for men. To be a woman. To be elsewhere. To be someone else.” More
As a contemporary metaphor, flatness describes how the invention of the Internet has restructured global society. At its origin, its promise was a social revolution founded on intersectional equality and universal democracy. It is our contention that that promise may yet be fully realized.More