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Issue #43 – Summer 2023: "CULTURE CRISIS. Therapies for the confused"
There’s nothing new under the sun. But the promise of the new haunts us every season, a phenomenon that’s infinitely repeated. For those who find the past being called the present perplexing, the 032c Issue #43 by VICTORIA CAMBLIN and NICHOLAS KORODY (Magazine.Capital) offers a therapy session, with the hopes of putting things back in order. Meanwhile, LIL UZI VERT encases us in piña colada-scented vape while ritualistically performing on a trampoline for JASON NOCITO and STEPHANIE PEREZ (who have a double bill in this issue) and teaching CASSIDY GEORGE about finding truth in culture. In another story, George probes the legacy of PLAYBOY to see whether the bunny is still a symbol of misogyny or if it means pleasure for all. MAHFUZ SULTAN shows us that painter MICHEL MAJERUS, who captured the anxieties of Y2K before their current resurgence, is ever contemporary. In an urban ruin, SEBASTIÁN FAENA and RAS BARTRAM enter a dreamland with MONA TOUGAARD and VITTORIA CERETTI. After kicking back in Dior Tears for MAX FARAGO and RAS BARTRAM, CALI DEWITT chats with his old friend TREMAINE EMORY about overcoming life’s setbacks, which, the philosopher BRUNO LATOUR tells TOBIAS RAPP, can only be done by establishing a new cosmology. While this may be too optimistic for the science fiction writer PETER WATTS who spoke to HANS ULRICH OBRIST about irl aliens, artist DOZIE KANU, who strikes a pose for CASPER SEJERSEN and ELLIE GRACE CUMMING, tells CLAIRE KORON ELAT that what matters is transcending boundaries. Speaking of extraterrestrials, ESTELLE HOY shows us the ambiguous alien world of KLÁRA HOSNEDLOVÁ who welcomes VITALI GELWICH and RAS BARTRAM into her sanctuary.
Plus: chef Nobu, mechsuit designer Carlos Sáez, book dealer Isabella Burley, dermatologist Dr. Emi, and modernist Jerald Cooper join the SOCIÉTÉ de 032c; the X-files introduce the Gazers, Thieves, Dumpers, Swiss, Sheytans, Animators, Lords, and Futurists of the 032c.com universe; and, as always, the BERLIN REVIEW rounds out the issue with our favorite books of the season.
032c is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers, and rises to the challenge of surprising them.