Saturday, November 21, 2009

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT MAGIC

A seismic shift is occurring in visual culture and we are experiencing a never-before-seen degree of fluidity. 032c is at the heart of this disruption. From its origins on humble newspaper print to its high-profile cultural commentary, the Berlin culture biannual 032c has propelled itself into the vanguard of publishing. According to The New York Times, “The magazine fuses art and architecture, literature, urban studies and fashion in ways that can make one forget how depressing a visit to a newsstand has become.” On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, 032c will bring together a selection of its defining contributors for an interdisciplinary group exhibition, mapping the magazine's varied and often unexpected content and activity through a series of mini case studies. The show combines artifacts related to past contributions to 032c, tangential works by contributors that have shaped the ideas and aesthetic of the magazine, and new works produced specifically for the exhibition. The show thus posits a multi-layered engagement between a magazine and its content—an interrogation of the mutable identities and functions of editors and contributors. The result is a collaboration in which the words, images, and structures that create the content of the magazine generate new forms in an exhibition space.

032c’s Berlin Decade w/ Thomas Demand, Cyprien Gaillard, Konstantin Grcic, Helmut Lang, Slavs and Tatars, and Patrick Li, 24.11.–18.12.2009, Goethe Institut, Wyoming Building, NY, NY
web: www.goethe.de/wyomingbuilding and www.032c.com


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