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
. And the psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster and philosopher Chiara Bottici write about the Kardashians and the Freudian family in “The Family Is Sick”.