I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell.
Photographed by Thomas Lohr
Stuck at home?
**chock full o’ that 032c perverse optimism tailor-made for these dark days**
Spending a lot of time in the house? Catch up on your reading with free shipping on all orders of 032c magazines. And know you’re in good company: home is where the art is. On 032c.com, we’ve peered into the dwellings of artists, writers, and thinkers such as James Baldwin, Thomas Bernhard, and Jean Cocteau, plus hung out at home with Net-A-Porter founder Nathalie Massenet, UbuWeb’s Kenneth Goldsmith, and Supreme’s William Strobeck … among others!
“It’s not all in your head: the trousers are actually changing. As they age and the sequins oxidize, their hues shift from light gold and green to darker, reddish tones, emulating the appearance of an aging tree – or whatever else you want to see.”
Simona Kust wears 032c RTW and Buffalo by 032c Jodhpur Ankle Boots in white. Styled and photographed by 032c fashion director Marc Goehring.
Model Simona Kust
Photography and Styling Marc Goerhing
Why Be You When You Can Be Me?
Petra Collins’ Unconscious Truths
For the sixth edition of Baron, a magazine series with a cult following and a visceral impulse, photographer and frequent 032c contributor Petra Collins turned her famously dream-like lens toward a new subject: herself. Titled Miért vagy te, ha lehetsz én? – Hungarian for “Why be you, when you can be me?” – the artist’s latest book is also her most personal to date, taking Collins’ childhood home, environment, and influences as the backdrop for an exploration of her early life experiences, and how and where they dwell in her psyche, infusing her practice and reality today. Drawing on her mother’s heritage, her time spent in the suburbs, and her schooling in Toronto – and shooting within an opaque blend of constructed sets and “real” locations – the work is non-linear, illogical, and often dark. This is not the realm of the unreal, but rather of the unconscious, the unseen, the unruly, and sometimes the unwholesome.
Collins cast her sister, Anna, to interpret her vision alongside her, and recruited artist Sarah Sitkin to create silicone casts of her body, which she shot alongside her own – effects that multiply and confuse the layers of fantasy and identity navigated through the work. Despite the haze, when we spoke to Collins, an unanticipated theme persisted, surfacing in each question and reply: that of truth.
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.
Remove your vaginal eggs. Spit out your oat milk. Bin the crystals. We’ve reached peak Wellness: a saturation point of sun-dried açai and unpasteurized SoulCycle.