“I AM THE PIETÀ”: 032c Premieres DONCHRISTIAN’s “Liu Kang” Music Video

DonChristian Jones’ soulful rap plays with spatial and temporal parameters to create tracks in which the past and present coalesce. Borrowing from Greek epics, architecture, and video games, the Philly-born, New York-based artist/producer is a man of many habits and modes. He studied painting at Wesleyan University, where he founded the Camp & Street crew along…
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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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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Video Premiere: SUPREME Goes Inside the Studio of RAYMOND PETTIBON

Through his work for bands such as Black Flag and Sonic Youth, artist RAYMOND PETTIBON defined the visual identity of American punk culture. With a delivery that is at once clever and violent, Pettibon's work portrays the anti-authoritarian sentiment of marginal youth culture through a vocabulary of signature tropes—ranging from Charles Manson to jocks to cartoon characters to buffoonish …
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ITEM IDEM Invades New York City with a “Tiki Pop” Reflection on Late Capitalism

CYRIL DUVAL—also known under the name of his semi-fictional brand ITEM IDEM—is a creative virtuoso and a 21st century master of disguise. For his first solo exhibition in the United States at JOHANNES VOGT in Chelsea, Duval presents "Voir Dire," an iconographic collision of pop narratives—from McDonald's to Disney to Tiki—that simultaneously augments and subverts the mechanisms of a consumer …
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“Pearls, Lots of Pearls”: 032c Goes Backstage with ADAM SELMAN

Due to his work as the costume designer for Rihanna—as well as for other celebrity clients—ADAM SELMAN has been lauded as a master of the 21st century red carpet. With girls in Converse Chuck Taylors holding numbered signs, Selman's highly-anticipated SS15 runway show at New York Fashion Week was a jocular spin on a 1950s salon presentation. 032c spoke with Adam Selman backstage before the show.
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Welcome to XXXercise: A VIP Tour by Artist ILJA KARILAMPI

Artist, writer, and radio host ILJA KARILAMPI is a storyteller in the age of fiber optic communication. Drawing references from Dutch stadium house, American hip hop, and his own experiences as a Swedish native based in Berlin, Karilampi’s works are circuitous, sticker-littered networks of symbols. During his Tocqueville-esque journey to the hometown of 50 Cent, Karilampi sent 032c a VIP …
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Silence = Death: Remembering New York’s Public Art of AIDS Activism

At a time when the AIDS epidemic was surrounded by injustice and confusion, collectives such as Gran Fury and Group Material mobilized themselves not simply as artists, but as activists in a larger political arena. For his upcoming book, REBELS REBEL: AIDS, Art and Activism in New York, 1979-1989, Tommaso Speretta has compiled a collection of essays and images from the frontlines of AIDS activism.
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WATER PEOPLE: An Interview with New York Urban Surf Magazine WAX

WAX is a bi-annual print publication investigating the intersection of art, culture and surfing in and around New York City. Founded in 2012 by graphic designers David Yun and Zak Klauck, alongside writer Aeriel Brown, the magazine pushes past the topical to go deeper into the lives of the urban surf community. The three are soon…
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