To applaud the publication of “Mies in London,” a new book launching this weekend at the ICA in London, we revisit Jack Self’s conversation with Lord Peter Palumbo, the man responsible for commissioning Mies van der Rohe’s only project in the UK, a bronze tower and grand plaza scuppered by the forces of Thatcherism. More
When attitude becomes form: ahead of his show at the ICA, an archive interview with the British stylist and accessories designer JUDY BLAME on revivalism and his dodgy relationship with the public. More
Behind a wall of glass tiles, a lone boy polishes his shoes in a VHS-soaked purple-pink living room. Shirtless, his muscles flex as he scuffs his polishing rag to the throbbing beat of a dark disco song. He is the star and co-star in a “pornography for one”: a man, some venetian blinds, and a… More
At its core, this kind of sex is a feeling, the kind which makes you feel courageous without denying vulnerability. It's a dance between fantasy and reality, discreet yet strong. Clothes should feel sexy and sumptuous — not just look sexy. More
On the occasion of the "The Nakeds," a group exhibition of nudes at The Drawing Room in London, 032c spoke with David Austen and Gemma Blackshaw, and curators Kate Macfarlane and Mary Doyle about nakedness and the nude, the rejection of voyeurism, and the feminist approach to representing the body. More
Artist TOBIAS REHBERGER often explores whether a work must be seen in order to exist, and how possible it is to see at all when all our senses are over-stimulated. Earlier this week, Rehberger, who’s worked regularly with WWI dazzle naval camouflage, presented his make-over of England’s HMS President (1918) at Victoria Embankment, London. More
The work of artist and poet DAVID ROBILLIARD (1952–1988) is currently on view at ICA, London. It is a survey of the often grimy, day-to-day observations of the young man whom Gilbert & George venerated as the "new master of the modern person."
SIMON REYNOLDS is one of the most recognizable music critics around. Possessing a willingness to tackle pop music as an art form worthy of intellectual discourse rather than a fleeting moment of adolescent flash, Reynolds' recent work Rip It Up and Start Again is a timely excavation of post-punk: Cabaret Voltaire, PiL, Magazine, and so on. What’s more, J.G. BALLARD was a thread throughout … More
The Idea Store is a very peculiar building; in fact it's nothing less than a new building type for London, a five storey block of libraries and classrooms, a crèche, a dance studio, and a cafe whose nearest relative might be Toyo Ito’s Mediatheque in Sendai, Japan. A portrait of British architect DAVID ADJAYE and the inauguration of his Whitechapel Idea Store in London.
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