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…
More

“LIFE, SEX AND DEATH AND ALL THAT FALLS IN BETWEEN”—Feature on foam Magazine’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell”

The decision to place heavyweight Nobuyoshi Araki alongside eight contemporary Japanese photographers is both illuminating and somewhat confusing. Bookended by an extensive portfolio from Nobuyoshi Araki’s new series, qARADISE, foam’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell” showcases work by figures whose connection to Araki is clear and those whose connection is a little tenuous. Yet, …
More

Post-Soviet Suburbia: KIRILL SAVCHENKOV’s “Umwelt”

In his project Umwelt, Savchenkov studies suburbs as habitat—both utopian and dystopian, real and virtual. Shown through the prism of eclectic memories, it is a pop cultural playground for the young, littered with plastic bags and energy drink cans. It is a mythical space of the ideals that have been abandoned by their creators, left free to grow and develop on their own.
More

From NOAM CHOMSKY to ICE-T: GLEN E. FRIEDMAN’s Book “My Rules” is a Survey in Being Hardcore

Glen E. Friedman’s legendary photo book Fuck You Heroes is twenty years old this month, sold out and on the privy bookshelves of skaters, punks, hip-hoppers and aficionados of rebellion around the world. Today, Friedman is still defiantly transmitting the aftershocks of the counter-cultures he was at the epicenter of with his sixth book, a seven-pound, 324-page reference, his first …
More

FRIDA by ISHIUCHI

In FRIDA BY ISHIUCHI, Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi’s images of Frida Kahlo’s clothing, cosmetics, and orthopedic and medical devices abstract and narrate a dynamic portrait of the Mexican painter and feminist’s public and private lives. Photos of Kahlo’s outer attire alongside what went unseen in her wardrobe show how Kahlo (1907–1954) constructed her iconic image…
More

AREA: 1983–1987

In September 1983 four guys from California – brothers Eric and Christopher Goode, Shawn Hausman, and Darius Azari – sent out 5,000 invitations to the first party at AREA, their nightclub set to open in a 13,000-square-foot warehouse at 157 Hudson Street in Manhattan, right at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel. The invitation came…
More

Sarah Schönfeld’s ALL YOU CAN FEEL

German artist SARAH SCHÖNFELD’s All You Can Feel is a visualization of legal and illegal drugs, now published in a leather-bound volume that functions as a psychedelic Rx field guide. To produce these images, Schönfeld – whose interest in chemicals developed while working at one of Berlin’s most notorious night clubs for many years –…
More

Juergen Teller Shows Off MACHO at Deste

032c is a media sponsor for Juergen Teller’s first solo exhibition in Greece. Titled Juergen Teller: Macho, and curated by Marina Fokidis, the show opens at the Deste Foundation in Athens on Friday, June 20.
More

ARAKI/TELLER: Brothers from Another Mother

The gruesome twosome exhibition ARAKI TELLER TELLER ARAKI at OstLicht Gallery in Vienna opens on Thursday. It brings together the works of two of the most attitude-driven photographers of our times, pairing their distinctive portrayals of physical ambivalence and intimate storytelling.
More

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Think where man's glory most begins and ends... We are friends. Like family. Pharrell calls me Sis. I call him Lil Bro. We know each other's friends and family. We share the same sick humor. We both have a fascination with pop culture, good and bad.
More

It Takes a Lot of Looking Before You See Something Extraordinary: Photographer DAVID BAILEY’s “Stardust” Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Tonight is the opening of photographer DAVID BAILEY’s exhibition “Stardust” at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and it’s one of the institution’s largest photography shows ever. Bailey, who himself selected the works in the exhibition and curated it, has become one of the world’s best-known and most distinctive photographers since he began capturing the swinging…
More