Spike's Autumn issue is decoding AI, beginning with the age-old question of what intelligence is.
As the technology crashes into our old psychic and social structures, where is AI nudging creativity, labor, and politics? Maybe it's a cheat code to liberate us from work and lead us to impossible-to-imagine visions, or maybe it will condemn us to do more minimum-wage jobs while the robots write poems and paint. Grab your copy to find out if we're headed for evolution or extinction—wouldn't you like to know?
Founded by the artist Rita Vitorelli in 2004, Spike (Spike Art Quarterly) is a quarterly magazine on contemporary art published in English 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.