Fresh from dropping its “What We Believe” collection last month, Berlin-based magazine and label 032c has announced plans for an interdisciplinary festival covering art, fashion and design in the city later this year. Named “REFERENCE BERLIN,” the event will be curated alongside Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mumi Haiati from Reference Studios and Robert Grunenberg, an art historian and curator.
Taking place at the iconic Halle am Berghain, confirmed participants of the event so far include designer Grace Wales Bonner, label GmbH and Stefano Pilati as well as a new exhibition by American performance artist Richard Gallo. “REFERENCE BERLIN” is described by the organisers as reflecting the current movement towards “The Big Flat Now,” a theory recently explained by Joerg Koch of “a new creative mode in which all times and all genres coexist, unified and compressed into content.” The 24-hour event is set to take place in October this year.
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