Issue 23 out now

Issue 23 out now

Spike Art Magazine

Birgit Jürgenssen
Untitled, 1974 

April 19, 2010

Issue 23 out now!


An active participant in feminist art in Vienna in the 70s and 80s, the prolific and stylistically restless Birgit Jürgenssen seems to be finally getting her due with an extensive monograph and several exhibitions. But how does one evaluate a legacy that few knew they had? By Joanna Fiduccia

“I absorb, and then I translate, and then I create.”, says Ryan Trecartin. A portrait on the young American video artist by Jennifer Krasinski.

French artist Philippe Thomas corrupted the substance of the artist and the special status of art. With his agency readymades belong to everyone, he simply transferred the authorship of his works onto others – taking the risk that he would gradually disappear from the art scene. By Hans-Jürgen Hafner

Six years ago the German author Christian Kracht and David Woodard travelled to Paraguay to examine the remnants of a Wagner-inspired utopia. Here they talk about the newly published Hebrew edition of the author’s debut work “Faserland” and his abiding love for Israel.

Katarzyna Kobro’s sculpture “Konstrukcja wiszaca” (1921) is one of Søren Grammel‘s (director of the Grazer Kunstverein) favourite works.

In only three years, gallery Neue Alte Brücke has become the shooting star of the Frankfurt art scene. Mark Dickenson is working together with his artists, among them Simon Fujiwara, on a counter model to the traditional gallery. By Amanda Coulson

Curator Max Henry met the Mexican collector Eugenio López Alonso, founder of the Jumex Collection, for a conversation.

The dynamic, tiger-swift development of the Asian art scene has to do with two things: the booming culture of the art biennial, and the far-extending local system of independent art spaces. A survey by Tobias Berger

Decline and fall must be also conducted in an orderly fashion! Austrian radiomaker and musican Fritz Ostermayer on Squandering, the Game of (Mis)chance, as a response to crisis situations.

The Interrogative Mood, the new novel by American cult author Padgett Powell, poses one question after another. 160 pages that can’t be eluded. By Bruce Hainley 

The 00s were the greatest decade for television ever. At the moment? Not so much, but still: Erlend Hammer on the US series Dollhouse

As the general hysteria about the Leipzig School’s market success is slowly calming down, the view is becoming free for that which was able to develop in its shadow. Andreas Schlaegel on the Leipzig art scene

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