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Spike #50
Spike Art Quarterly [see all issues]
  Spike
published in January 2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
21,7 x 28 cm (softcover)
180 pages (color ill.)
€9.50
EAN: 419675850950950
in stock
 
Special Family Issue.
A milestone in the history of the magazine, Spike #50 is all about the family—as structure, model, metaphor, place of origin and point of no return. A starry cast of contributors including Alison Gingeras, Bruce Hainley, Sabine Derflinger, Michael Hardt, and Justine Kurland makes the issue super-special—with their answers to Spike's questions, images for the curated portfolio, or fresh and vivid writing on the likes of Oscar Murillo, Nan Goldin, Claude Wampler, and Henrik Olesen. Plus: the curator Aaron Moulton takes us from a nativity scene in Otto Muehl's commune to a grave-digging by artist Lazaros. On the heels of her excellent show at SculptureCenter in New York, Aki Sasamoto tells us who her favourite artists are. The curator Nicolaus Schafhausen tells us about his early fascination with one of Gerhard Richter's Mirrors. And the psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster and philosopher Chiara Bottici write about the Kardashians and the Freudian family in “The Family Is Sick”.
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.