Our spring issue is out

Our spring issue is out

Spike Art Magazine

Cover: Bjarne Melgaard. Photo: Johannes Worsøe Berg.
May 9, 2014

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Dear friends,

It’s all about the network in our latest issue. 

Alexander R. Galloway introduces the theme with an essay about the asymmetric nature of networks and the hyper-regulated space of the Internet. Curator and activist Ben Vickers and Spike editor Alexander Scrimgeour discuss the difference between networks and institutions, new community-based social models, and the London post-Internet scene; and New York–based artist Bjarne Melgaard talks about being an artist who writes, the death drive in homosexual culture, and his contribution to the Whitney Biennial. Boris Groys writes a profile of Austrian artist and ZKM director Peter Weibel, who has always been fascinated by technology and scientific research, and Daniel Baumann analyses the Russian performance group and media phenomenon Pussy Riot

In addition, Barbara Casavecchia reports on the relationships and interconnections within the Italian art world, Axel Wieder looks back at Colin de Land’s paradigmatic anti-gallery American Fine Arts, Co., Martin Fritz profiles the Vienna Secession as an artist-run institution, and Cécile B. Evans reflects on Spike Jonze’s new film Her

Oliver Basciano considers how the website Contemporary Art Daily has supposedly changed our view of art. Lars Bang Larsen presents Papkasseteatre by Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen, and Dorothée Dupuis makes a new case for an old concept: sisterhood. 

Also: John Menick thinks back to the exhibition GNS: Global Navigation System, and Berlin-based Antje Majewski lists her Artist’s Favourites. 

Reviews from …
London: Josef Strau (Vilma Gold) by Oliver Basciano
Paris: Empire State. New York Art Now (Ropac) by Vanessa Desclaux
New York: Bad Conscience (Metro Pictures) by Jennifer Borland, Ed Clark (Tilton) by Gillian Canavan 
Cartagena de Indias: Biennial of Contemporary Art by Dorothée Dupuis
Berlin: Tatiana Trouvé (Schinkel Pavillon)by Daniel Herleth, LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2 (nGbK) by Thomas Edlinger, Momentum? Maybe it is time we live our corporality rather than speak our sexuality. (PSM) by Raimar Stange
Karlsruhe: Miriam Cahn (Meyer Riegger) by Pablo Larios
Munich: La voix humaine (Kunstverein München) by Daniela Stöppel
Zurich: Ed Atkins (Kunsthalle Zürich) by Daniel Baumann, Mathis Gasser & Pierre Vadi (Gregor Staiger) by Aoife Rosenmeyer
Vienna: Franz Graf (21er Haus)by Max Henry, Amar Kanwar (TBA21)by Jakob Neulinger, Francesca Woodman (Sammlung Verbund) by Roland Schöny, Kathi Hofer (Gabriele Senn) by Ines Kleesattel
Graz: El Lissitzky – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (Kunsthaus Graz) by Roland Schöny

a poster by Bjarne Melgaard in each copy of the magazine—also available as a signed edition. Melgaard screengrabs a dinosaur and a selfie for Housewife, which you can order here.

We’ll be at Art Basel with our freshly released summer issue, come and visit us at our booth Z23 in Hall 1.

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