KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI – “Forest of My Dead Cells”

Known for his denim paintings and videos such as the trilogy “Painting with History in a Room Full of People with Funny Names,” 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.
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Sterling Ruby: WORK WEAR

Sterling Ruby's bleached, torched, and enzyme-washed studio clothing is an extension of his post-apocalyptic craft, in more ways than one. Here, Ruby shares his workwear archive in a visual contribution for 032c, and speaks about fashion's speed, hunting jackets, and his Gesamtkunstwerk.
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Why SAINT LAURENT Invitations Are Extremely Collectible Art Editions

Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for SAINT LAURENT encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft. Each book is around 100 pages, perfect-bound between a black notebook cover, and designed by a different LA-based artist. And as veritable art editions disguised as invitations, they are also the …
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SUSANNE PFEFFER: How Art’s POST-HUMAN TURN Began in Kassel

Since taking over Kassel’s Fridericianum in 2013, curator Susanne Pfeffer has turned Europe’s oldest museum (founded in 1779) into a platform for a mode of art practice that is purpose built for a post-human century. And, in a recent announcement, she has been named the curator of the German Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.…
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Coup de Net: METAHAVEN’s “Black Transparency”

METAHAVEN’s newly released book Black Transparency: The Right to Know in the Age of Mass Surveillance (Sternberg Press, 2015) is a winding manual on the geopolitics of government secrecy and its combatants. Following up on their profile in Issue #26, 032c’s Thom Bettridge spoke with Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven.
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HANS ULRICH OBRIST Speaks with Instagram Co-Inventor MIKE KRIEGER

Founded by MIKE KRIEGER (Technical Lead) and Kevin Systrom (CEO), Instagram launched in 2010. It now has over 300 million users and publishes 70 million images per day. Instagram disrupts every visual industry. HANS ULRICH OBRIST speaks with Mike Krieger, one of the two most influential men in fashion (and soon in art, too).
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Dark Matter: ANDRO WEKUA

“I’m trusting you here alone,” ANDRO WEKUA’s assistant says, as she leaves me in the studio to go get coffee. Wekua, she tells me, is running late. I begin to wonder what type of trouble I could get into on my own in this space. The sky outside is grey and it bathes the room…
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Paranoid, and Cousins: CHRIS DERCON in Conversation with BROOMBERG & CHANARIN

Artist duo ADAM BROOMBERG and OLIVER CHANARIN are propelled by a suspicion of images. Stemming from an editorial post at Colors magazine, their partnership as photographers has gradually morphed into a form of rhizomatic anti-journalism. They are hackers who operate in live terrain – embedding themselves as conflict reporters in Afghanistan, or masquerading as anthropologists…
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CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s Sweatshirts “Pour One Out” for BIGGIE SMALLS, MASSIMO VIGNELLI, and ROMY SCHNIEDER

Artist CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s assemblages are the gutter’s response to TMZ. Borrowing from the language of mass media—as well as graphic layouts from digital and IRL subcultures—his work advertises the collateral damage of success. Affixed with solemn gothic lettering, DeWitt’s memorial crewnecks are based on vernacular designs made by Los Angeles gangs in the 1980s and 90s. With pieces …
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032c Interiors: Writer FREDERIC TUTEN Gives Us a Look Inside His Old Friend ROY LICHTENSTEIN’s Studio

FREDERIC TUTEN never completely abandoned the idea of being an artist, but today we recognize him instead as a prolific writer of five experimental novels, a book of short stories, and several essays on contemporary art that range from John Baldesarri to Eric Fischl. His close association with New York’s art world is perhaps best exemplified by his friendship with ROY LICHTENSTEIN, who made …
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