Cover by Alex de Corte
June – July – August 2019
Three novelists delve into the past to unearth the present. Lucy Ives considers the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, ‘What you needed to survive in 1969 was, apparently, not the straight and narrow. What you needed was fiction. And guilt’; César Aira recalls his childhood in Coronel Pringles and his mother’s overbearing fixation on cultural refinement; and Heike Geißler pens a new work of autobiographical fiction that reflects on our exasperated age of news cycles, scandal and movement.
Plus, 32 reviews from around the world, including reports on two New York shows that chart Lincoln Kirstein’s legacy. In London, two exhibitions showcase Channa Horwitz and Emma Kunz’s play with reason and repetition, at the Lisson Gallery and Serpentine Galleries.
Cover image: Buzz Aldrin deploys Apollo 11 experiments on the surface of the moon (detail), 1969, photograph taken by Neil Armstrong with a 70mm lunar surface camera. Courtesy: NASA
032c Issue 36
Summer 2019: “Working Out Loud”
“Think about it for a moment and you know that as an ego – even as a strong ego, as a creative ego – you will not achieve anything if you don’t invite others in.”
In 032c Issue 36, our dossier examines WORKING OUT LOUD: a strategy for a better career and life, plucked from the cutting edge of corporate management theory and appropriated for creative practice. Rapper PLAYBOI CARTI opens up his process – and his wardrobe – to photographer RENELL MEDRANO. BEATRIZ COLOMINA digs up the kinks and perversions of the BAUHAUS for a eulogy 100 years after its birth. A spooked out CHARLIE FOX writes a suicide note from the home of eternal misanthrope THOMAS BERNHARD. HELENE HEGEMANN heads to Paris to speak to author VIRGINIE DESPENTES, who loves her dog, but hates most people. German sociologist HEINZ BUDE calls for new forms of solidarity as the only tonic for embitterment. Food writer turned reluctant psychonaut MICHAEL POLLAN smokes the hallucinogenic venom of a Sonoran Desert Toad. STERLING RUBY reveals his first ready-to-wear collection, and ELI RUSSELL LINNETZ celebrates the occasion by turning the artist’s LA studio into a Roman coliseum. MARTINE ROSE questions the existence of time in an east London café, and photographers SHARNA OSBORNE, OLIVER HADLEE PEARCH, and HEJI SHIN capture the British designer’s menswear genius in three acts. In three stories styled by 032c fashion director MARC GOEHRING, JONAS LINDSTROEM sets fire to the Burberry trench in a cinematic feature starring NYARACH AYUEL, model IRINA SHAYK bares her teeth to HUGO COMTE, and MAŁGOSIA BELA gets 3D printed by THOMAS LOHR.
PLUS: Société de 032c presents ENCOUNTERS IN INTERESTING TIMES, witnessed by emerging rapper BbyMutha (Chattanooga), horror-hillbilly mistress Jesse Jo Stark (Los Angeles), uncompromising artist Cady Noland (Frankfurt), Supreme documentarian William Strobeck (New York), design collective Pierre Augustin Rose (Paris), historian of totalitarianism Timothy Snyder (Berlin), and psychedelic pop creator Keiichi Tanaami (Tokyo). And finally, our we select our favorite books of the season for BERLIN REVIEW.
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Teen vampire turned indie icon KRISTEN STEWART is shot by COLLIER SCHORR and interviewed by JT LeRoy writer SAVANNAH KNOOP in an intimate Manhattan portrait.
Issue 326,June–August, 2019
Flash Art International
“Hybridization, Coactivity, Non-Human agency and Otherness resemblances”
The summer issue of Flash Art is an attempt to map the ecological breakdown that is restructuring our belief systems, forcing us to conceive of new relational modes that reappraise our centrality in the world and advocate for a new continuity with the other.
As we unlearn ways of thinking that have presumed the predominance of man, we will move toward a non-anthropocentric perspective that conceives of human existence in permanent hybridization with other living and/or artificial beings: bots, algorithms, plants, data, animals, minerals, etc.
Issue #326 traces this radical paradigm shift through an interdisciplinary approach that includes numerous perspectives and methodologies. Included are analyses of artistic, architectural, curatorial, and sound-based practices that address the climate emergency, as well as essays by noted thinkers and practitioners including Graham Harman, Nicolas Bourriaud, John Luther Adams, Felicity D. Scott and Emanuele Coccia.
These are accompanied by texts that offer theoretical reflections on contemporary creativity. Features in this issue include in-depth texts on Forensic Architecture, Dora Budor, Joan Jonas, among others.
Such alternative visions, worldviews, and solutions are needed now more than ever in this time of radical transition.
Reviews: May You Live in Interesting Times – 58th Venice Biennale; Lydia Ourahmane; Sanya Kantarovsky; Trevor Paglen; Yuki Kimura; Pipilotti Rist; Producing Futures: An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms; Anicka Yi; Global National; Ettore Spalletti; Chris Korda; Derek Jarman; Lawrence Lek; Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival – XXII Triennale di Milano; Whether Line: Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin; Gil Yefman; Arus Balik; Dan Perjovschi
Flash Art, “Hybridization, Coactivity, Non-Human agency and Otherness resemblances.” Cover design: Wrong Studio, 2019. Courtesy of Flash Art.
Isabelle Huppert – Lindsey Wixson – Freja Beha Erichsen – Cass Bird – Rose Daniels – Mette Towley – Lolo Zouaï – Oyinda – Khaite – Elegance Bratton – Greta Lee – Fabiola Alondra – Alana O’Herlihy – Emma Tempest and many more.
Cats are said to have nine lives, but what about their humans, especially the creative kind? In many ways, every new job, project, house move or even haircut is a new chapter in our own story. In this issue, being our ninth, we explore how we can have many different incarnations, sometimes simultaneously, and celebrate all the different creative identities that make us who we are, and who we might be next time around.
Writer Alex Hawgood and photographer Kathy Lo profile six New Yorkers all making their way through a creative reincarnation of sorts – from art book dealer and gallerist Fabiola Alondra to filmmaker, collage painter and clothing designer Jack Greer. We meet the dancer Mette Towley while she is in London filming the big-screen adaptation of the musical ‘Cats’ and T. Cole Rachel interviews the formidable French actress Isabelle Huppert. Alix Browne chats to Khaite founder Catherine Holstein about clothes that women want to wear in real life and the French-Algerian singer Lolo Zouaï tells us about her big takeover.
28 × 20 cm, Softcover, 2019,
Press & Fold
Notes on making and doing fashion
Press & Fold is a new independent fashion magazine that aims to explore alternative fashion forms and narratives. The bi-annual magazine provides a platform for critical fashion practitioners who do not obey the rules the fashion system is currently dictating.
In a time where everything in fashion is in flux so little of it seems to be discussed on the pages of fashion magazines, forever trying to sell us more things we do not actually need. Ever since the first fashion magazine appeared the goal has been to show and sell – some more explicit than others – the latest fashions. This obsession with ‘the new’ has had a constraining influence on the development of an independent fashion media and a serious fashion critique. Press Fold wants to discuss, but more importantly, imagine what fashion would look like if we take away advertising and editorials, take away the need to sell something through the magazine, and instead focus on having conversations on the production, presentation, consumption of clothes and the contexts in which this takes place. Press Fold focuses on a fashion reality that isn’t based solely on consuming the latest fashions but on our experiences through fashion, seeking an alternative fashion discourse that goes beyond treating fashion as a commodity.
Press & Fold. Notes on making and doing fashion is initiated by Hanka van der Voet in collaboration with Beau Bertens. The magazine is a collaborative research project that connects critical fashion practitioners from all over the world.
The new issue will be out in the summer of 2019.