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Spike Art Quarterly
 

Vienna
Founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, Spike Art Quarterly is a quarterly magazine on contemporary art published in English and German which aims at sustaining a vigorous, independent, and meaningful art criticism. At the heart of each issue are feature essays by leading critics and curators on artists making work that plays a significant role in current debates. Situated between art theory and practice and ranging far beyond its editorial base in Vienna and Berlin, Spike is both rigorously academic and stylishly essayistic. Spike's renowned pool of contributing writers, artists, collectors and gallerists observe and reflect on contemporary art and analyse international developments in contemporary culture, offering its readers both intimacy and immediacy through an unusually open editorial approach that is not afraid of controversy and provocation.
 
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
This issue of Spike looks at the real as a fault-line of art and a utopian horizon of its agency. Welcome to the oasis of the real (featuring Francesco Vezzoli, Maria Hassabi, Asad Raza, Emily Jacir, Wayne Koestenbaum, Gabi Ngcobo, Tristan Garcia, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff…)!

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
The future of the exhibition space; virtual reality; Documenta 14 in Athens; Liam Gillick on Rirkrit Tiravanija's “untitled (1992) free”; Q&A with Benjamin H. Bratton, Adriana Lara, and Rózca Farkas; Karen Kilimnik by Barry Schwabsky; images contributed by Elad Lassry, Sophie von Hellermann, GCC, Alex Da Corte; reviews from Austria, Berlin, Switzerland, Brussels, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles…

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Spike #51 raises the question of the social role of art, and many more, with: Grzegorz Kowalski; Bob Flanagan's Visiting Hours; Angela Bulloch on Damien Hirst; Cyprien Gaillard's Desniansky Raion; a roundtable with Chus Martínez, Michaela Meise and Dieter Lesage; Dorothea Von Hantelmann; Kenny Schachter; Daniel Baumann; the portraits of Dorothy Iannone, Tetsumi Kudo, and Marie Angeletti; an interview with Josef Strau; an essay by Jan Verwoert; the TV series The Crown; Andrew Berardini on Jimmie Durham's retrospective in LA…

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Special Family Issue.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
This issue traces the path of digital creation, from 90s Net Art to today's Post-Internet artists.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
This issue explores contemporary archetypes—the microcelebrity, the one-percenter, the refugee, the feminist, the sleeper, the saviour, and the thief—who likewise occupy a position between hyper- and invisibility within the social space.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
Special Trans-and Posthumanism Issue: curator's key by Anselm Franke, 1992's “Post Human” group show, Hans Scheirl's Dandy Dust, eating the future: a roundtable, how to become an alien, portraits of Ian Cheng, Stelarc and Hannah Perry, Bernhard Willhem on the perfect body of the future, Transformers: an essay by Bryan Droitcour, Elisa Ambrogio's music videos, Guyotat's Eden Eden Eden

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
Since its inception, Spike Art Quarterly stands for independent, critical reporting on the arts, and provides the current cultural debates with emerging artists and leading writers. Thisissue looks for political alternatives and resistance into the art world, and includes discussions between Claire Fontaine's Fulvia Carnevale, Rory Rowan, Constant Dullaart & Toke Lykkeberg, portraits of Tobias Madison, Barbara Kruger and Omer Fast, an interview with Armen Avanessian, Liam Gillick on the British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, Chus Martínez on the role of art in generating new cultural forms...