Silvia Steinek Galerie
“But Is it Art? But Is it Legal? But Is it Legit?”
“Jesus” shoes filled with Holy Water. “Satan” ones filled with blood. An unauthorized Hermès / Birkenstock hybrid. Backed by venture capital and buffered by in-house legal counsel, MSCHF will lift your logo and sell it as their own—if you’re lucky. The 032c Issue #41 dossier is an insider’s guide to the New York collective conjuring mystique (and money) with trickster magic. Elsewhere, NAN GOLDIN and DURGA CHEW-BOSE trace the limitless lines of JULIE MEHRETU, whose fellow painter JULIAN SCHNABEL lets SVEN MICHAELSEN into his (mostly outdoor) inner sanctum. THOMAS JEPPE uncovers the Ballardian base layers of painter SERGIO SARRI, caught in Paris by PIERRE-ANGE CARLOTTI, and MAHFUZ SULTAN travels the vaporous world of DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO, the architectural powerhouse blurring the boundaries and buildings of cultural space. MAX DAX assembles an oral history of HARD WAX, the Kreuzberg record store making Berlin the European epicenter of techno since 1989. Across the Atlantic, DALLAS is an unlikely blueprint for urban futures, distilled in 41 points by ZAC CRAIN. LOURDES “LOLA” LEON is fire and ice for ANGELO DOMINIC SESTO. RAS BARTRAM makes his 032c fashion director debut with four editorials, outfitting MONA TOUGAARD under big skies for JACKIE NICKERSON, tying knots with KRISTINA NAGEL, playing house with GOI MANASE for SZILVESTER MAKÓ, and channeling the northern lights with FREDERRIKE SOFIE for CASPER SEJERSEN.
PLUS: curator Agnes Gryczkowska, YouTube streamers HÖR, racecar driver Laura-Marie Geissler, honorary Texan Carolina Alvarez-Mathies, and NOLA Mardi Gras chief Bo Dollis Jr. gather in SOCIÉTÉ de 032c; the X-FILES introduces the cyborgs, shamans, mystics, and magicians of the expanded 032c.com universe; and, as always, we outro the issue with the BERLIN REVIEW, surveying our favorite reads of the literary season.
Photography Yiorgos Kordakis
Taking its cues from the landscape around it, Villa Apollon by Block722 sits on the southern edge of the Greek island of Lefkada. The project, completed in early 2021, effortlessly merges contemporary architecture with nature, making the most of its context, while respecting its green surroundings.
Block722 architects were called to create a private holiday home, joined by a separate structure that houses four guest rooms. The plot is located on a cliffside overlooking the blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Entering the site from the topmost side, visitors are guided down to the main house via a wide ramp. From there, a series of paved terraces and a narrow, natural path lead to a small, secluded rocky beach below.
The site’s inclination was a challenge not only in construction logistics, but in design terms too. In order to navigate the steep slope, remain discreet and take advantage of the long views, Block722 created a house that is partially submerged into the earth. The architecture follows the natural topographic lines, which eventually defined the plan and roofline. This not only ensures the arrangement fits seamlessly and respectfully within.